If You Feel Good Today, Thank Your HOT YOGA TEACHER!
Riverflow Yoga teachers share what they love
Meet the Riverflow hot yoga teachers, below, all graduates of Riverflow Hot Yoga Warrior Teacher Training.
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Growing up, I was surrounded by yoga, my mother being a yoga teacher and my father and sister being practitioners.
It was my own health struggles that led me down this path.
Navigating the streets of New York or a whittled path in the forest, hot yoga has taught me to draw strength and happiness from myself rather than from my circumstances.
A good teacher sees herself in her students and uses that perspective to cultivate compassion, understanding, and commitment. I am dedicated to helping change lives – my own included - in the hot yoga room, and I am honored to be part of the Riverflow community of Hot Yoga Teachers. In fact I love it so much, I travel each week from my home in Brooklyn to teach here. Outside the yoga room, I am a writer, a long-distance cyclist and hiker, urban explorer, music-lover and adventure traveler - read my travel blog to follow my latest adventures outside the yoga room.
From my very first hot yoga class, I knew I had found my practice.
I have struggled my entire life with food-related problems. I spent years trying to discover the root. I tested every allergy and special diet available. I saw specialists and psychologists. No matter what I did, I was in pain every day, and it seemed inescapable. Within the first few weeks of regular hot yoga practice, the pain nearly disappeared. I couldn’t get into the hot yoga room fast enough, knowing that after class I would be able to live another day eating like a normal person.I was so excited to become a teacher! I can practice the series I love, and as an added bonus I’ve found a truly incredible yoga community. I am also a midwife-in-training with a nursing background; when I'm not teaching hot yoga, I love "catching babies."
I love giving others what hot yoga has given me.
I first decided to enroll in Riverflow Hot Yoga Teacher Training in 2011, not to teach but to immerse myself in hot yoga and gain a better appreciation for it. By graduation I decided, YES, I want to teach hot yoga! In teacher training, I learned to truly be present and confront myself – no distractions. No matter how difficult, how uncomfortable any situation, it will pass, and in the end you are a stronger, better person for enduring the “heat." I had spent nearly 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry and now I am so grateful to enjoy each day simply doing things that I love, including hot yoga. When I’m not teaching, I’m spending time with my amazing husband, two wonderful children, or outside riding my bike, sprinting on the towpath, working in our garden... or taking a hot yoga class right alongside you. Life is good.
I decided to listen to my inner voice (for once!) and enroll in the Riverflow Yoga teacher training...
Those months in hot yoga teacher training transformed me in the best ways possible. I suffer from anxiety; I let all the negative voices in my head dictate almost everything in my life, and living that way is crippling—emotionally and physically. The only time I felt truly calm was in the hot yoga room. To this day, hot yoga cleanses, detoxifies, and relieves tension better than anything. As your hot yoga teacher, I ask you to let me be there for you. You may stretch, huff, and puff your way through each class cursing the gods and asking yourself WHY in the world you’ve stuck yourself in a hot and sweaty room AGAIN, but please just let your mind go, surrender to the poses, and breathe. As you lie in your final Savasana-bliss you’ll remember why you’re here; trust me, I still do.
After many years exploring a variety of yoga practices I tried hot yoga, and immediately found my fit.
I fell in love with the challenge of the 90 minute open-eye meditation and quickly became addicted to the healing benefits. I was able to make a direct connection between my hot yoga practice and healing of a running knee injury, and then, more balanced hormones – I have been hooked ever since. Now I feel honored to share the benefits of yoga with students at Riverflow. I have found that teaching yoga gives me the gift of maintaining balance in my own life.
When I'm not doing hot yoga I love to stay active. I trail run and train with the Bucks Tri Club. Professionally I am also an instructor at TCNJ and Rowan University, completing my doctorate degree. I am thrilled Riverflow enables me to merge my love of teaching and yoga.