A successful heart procedure in 2007 to cure an irregular heartbeat resulted in my experiencing more gratitude than ever before. While I had been on a spiritual path and taken yoga classes for many years, this experience, and the support I received, led me to study to become a licensed spiritual counselor so I could help others deal with challenging issues in all areas of their lives. I received my license in the summer of 2013 (see Spiritual Counseling and Deirdre’s Hearts links for more info).
I graduated from Yoga Tree’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program in early 2014. This program included comprehensive education in Anatomy, Alignment, Assisting and Sequencing with phenomenal teachers who are leaders in their specialties. I am now certified through Yoga Alliance and look forward to ultimately specializing in one of the following styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative. My classes will incorporate gratitude, presence, unplugging from technology, and transcendence. Like Thoreau, but without the pond. And, maybe some laughing yoga, too.
As an award-winning journalist (for education reporting), author and blogger, I also look forward to presenting yoga/writing workshops in the future that will get your creative juices flowing and unlock/enhance the inner writer within.
As a dancer who studied ballet and jazz, I would like to incorporate music and the freedom and lyricism of dancing into my yoga classes. Stay tuned for more on this.