Dear Friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually. ~ 3 John 1:2
I was first introduced to yoga by my Mother as a young teen. Our time together was very sacred. As my relationship with God became more personal, my practice became more intentional in its focus on Jesus Christ. The Lord placed on my heart the desire to teach Christian Yoga. In 2010, I founded Dunamis Yoga after completing Yahweh Yoga training in Arizona and receiving my 200-hour certification as a Christ-Centered Yoga Teacher.
To further my studies, deepen my practice and expand my knowledge of yoga philosophy, alignment and sequencing, I enrolled in a yoga training program with Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago and received my 500-hour certification in 2016. While at Moksha, I had the honor of studying with such Yoga Masters as Daren Friesen, Aadil Palkhivala, Gabriel Halpern, Gary Kraftsow, Leeann Carey, Travis Eliot, and more.
In 2019, I became a Yoga For All Certified Teacher offered by Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, an on-line certification program for teachers who want to learn how to teach yoga to all body, sizes, and abilities. In 2020 during our "sheltering in place," and as a lifelong student, I began studying virtually with Amy Ippolito and the Vesselify School of Yoga to explore Yoga from the Heart, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Alignment for longevity and sustainability. In March 2021, I enrolled in Vesselify School of Yoga's 300 hour teacher training program.
My mission is to educate, inspire and motivate baby boomers, seasoned and maturing individuals to embrace their authentic selves and highest potential resulting in greater strength, flexibility, vitality, radiance and balance to their mind, body and soul. My personal philosophy is that by inviting Jesus Christ onto your mat and practice you stimulate your most abundant, healthy, creative, passionate and joyful self through God's (Dunamis) power within you.
I am glad you are here and am honored to share these offerings with you. My sincere prayer is that they will inspire you to create a sacred space in your heart for Christ to dwell richly.
DUNAMIS: A Greek word used in the New Testament that means "power" or "force." Dunamis refers to that which manifests God's Power, His majesty, mighty works, ability and strength.
YOGA: A Sanskrit word derived from the root word "yuj" which means to yoke, join, unite, harmonize and bring together.
Dunamis Yoga is a spiritual discipline that draws us into the presence and power of God while strengthening our physical body and dwelling on God's Word. It is a practice of bodily alignment, deliberate breathing and total dependence on God. It is not a religion but a tool for spiritual growth, such as fasting, meditation and prayer.
Anchored in the Holy Scriptures, the goal of the practice is to bring glory to God. We recognize our connection to God's transforming power and join our mind, body, and soul together as instruments for worship of Jesus Christ.
With Christ at the center of our practice, our heart's intention is authentic praise for and adoration of Him. It is God who gives us life, health and strength. Every pose, prayer and breath is done in honor of the LORD.
.....Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your strength, and all your mind. ~ Luke 10:27
......we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power be of God and not of us. ~ 2 Cor. 4:7