Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Hello! Welcome to my website for embodied yoga and mindful meditation. Here you will find my teaching schedule, bio and contact information. In the days to come I will be adding poems and images from my own teachers and students that I hope might illuminate our path.
I first encountered yoga and meditation in the 1980's as a college student. Studying Theravada Buddhism, I became fascinated with the philosophy, ritual, and beauty of the Buddhist meditation practice. After graduation I made my way to Thailand for a full cultural immersion. What I found was life altering and thoroughly unexpected: no ready-made answers exist, even in the Theravada Buddhist capital of the world. This seems obvious to me now, but it was life altering at the time and has remained foundational to my ongoing journey. This is perhaps the first lesson any of us encounter before we begin an authentic path toward self.
My career began with restauranturing...what else can one do with a degree in World Religions? The intensely hard work was matched by the free-falling, all-out fun of Cafe Society restaurants in Dallas, Texas, Monterrey, Mexico, and New York, NY. When these businesses were sold, I went to graduate school and then began teaching. For almost twenty years I taught everything from Race/Racism to British Literature at Richland College. I loved every minute of it. Deep bow to every student I was lucky enough to encounter!
Currently, I teach yoga and meditation at Dallas Yoga Center and private clients. My yoga style is interdisciplinary with emphasis on deep rest and embodiment. I draw inspiration from a wide range of mentors: Julliard dance instructor Irene Dowd, MBSR pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn, poet David Whyte, and the beloved Thich Nhat Hahn. Much of my time is devoted to practicing and encouraging students toward a moment-to-moment experience of their own. This work is immensely fulfilling.
I bring a spirit of loving kindness and humor to my own practice and teaching. I have been supremely fortunate to encounter mentors--Jyl Kutsche, Cheri Clampett, Arturo Peal, Savriti Maa Devina, Sarah Sampson, Laura Abbott Coan, David Sunshine--and dear friends along the way that make this life journey profoundly rich, rewarding, and never ending.
RYT 500, Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas TX
MBSR training, UMASS, Boston, MA
Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco, CA
RYT 200, Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas TX
BA, MA Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Dallas Yoga Center
4140 Lemmon Ave Dallas TX 75219
Tue, 10:30am Yoga (L)
Wed, 10:30am Yoga (L)
Wed, 4pm Mindfulness Meditation (L)
Fri, 4pm Yoga (L)
Casa King Meditation and Yoga Studio
Wednesday, 9am OM Group
Sunday 4-weeks Yoga Series
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