I strive to constantly learn. Truly, I learn the most from difficult situations and am grateful for the people in my life who create those situations with me and for my community who support me as I learn and grow through them.
I currently study Yang style daoist taiji with Timothy Suh in the lineage of Chang Men-Ching, Huang Sheng Shyan and Patrick Kelly. Taiji is a very subtle, powerful practice that elevates my awareness. I'm learning so much and love this practice.
Patrick has practiced Taiji & meditation for over 40 years within the Daoist, Yogi & Sufi traditions, giving a depth & breadth of experience rarely seen in the modern world. He was the only non-Chinese inner-school student of Huang Xingxian, one of the most accomplished Taiji masters of recent times.
Patrick employs modern didactics to present traditional internal training, with refined explanations of inner principles & dynamics. He has a world network of more then 100 instructors teaching some thousands of students. He is the author of 4 books on Taiji & meditation, available in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese.
Gary is a great teacher. His depth and breadth of knowledge of yoga is vast, as is his experience as a practitioner and teacher for almost forty years. Learning from him is truly an enlightening and educational experience. I met Gary at Himalayan Institute about ten years ago and I still practice and teach techniques I learned from him then. Every time I study with Gary, I feel elevated as a practitioner and empowered as a teacher. Studying with Gary Kraftsow is mandatory for students seeking authentic yoga.
Judith has taught yoga since 1971 and holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. I am a certified a Rest and Renew teacher through her teachings. Judith is a role model to me about how to be direct and kind. She also offers the best quotable one liners.
Yoli is my Tantra for Women teacher. She's a wise and learned yogini, explaining the universe in a way that I resonate with. From her website: "I have dedicated my life to the realms of Yoga, Vajrayana Tantra, Native American Philosophy, Healing Arts, Experiential Education and Travel/Adventure."