Nineteen years ago, at the age of 33, Teresa curiously walked into her first yoga class. As the class began to succinctly flow to the haunting sounds of the ancient Sanskrit, she was deeply moved. Today, Teresa weaves the beautiful symbolism of Hindu mythology within the grace and strength of yoga in her unique classes. In fact, Myth-Asana® was created with just this in mind: to further instill a deep sense of connection to all, and to remember who each one of us is. It was a natural movement for Teresa, who with her background as a World Mythology instructor as well as a long-time yoga practitioner to create a unique expression of story-telling within the realm of yoga.
The mythic theme guides the student through a fluid succession of traditional and creative postures allowing one to draw deeply into movement or stillness. Each student is encouraged to honor his or her body. Teresa’s class will leave the student feeling mentally empowered and physically rejuvenated. Teresa's hope is that the student will gain a deeper understanding of their inner Self and hence our connection to all as One through the weavings of the myth. Teresa's classes are a progressive infusion of the teachings of Krishnamacharya and Hatha Yoga. Teresa is also continually inspired by Nature and Her eternal rhythms. Teresa taught World Mythology for ten years and has been especially touched by the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Chief Seattle, and Annie Dillard.
Teresa is thankful for all her teachers, especially Nischala Joy Devi, Matias Flury, Sean O'Shea, Trevor Monk, Dana Rae Pare, and all those who have guided her to a deeper understanding of the truest teacher, the teacher within. Teresa also volunteers for The Sean O'Shea Foundation Rady Children's Hospital Oncology Ward.