Our Creation Story
I was invited to a farewell dinner for a very special friend. As she cooked, guests took turns sitting at the little table in the kitchen; it was covered with a variety of tarot decks. We sat at the table, picked a card and read out loud from the accompanying book. Prompted by the pictures and meanings of the cards, we spoke of our dreams, our aspirations & our past. I was moved to announce in this room full of strangers, “I want to make some cards of my own.” My desire to create a beautiful deck of Yantra cards and share their wisdom, manifested.
My passion is to inspire students to rediscover their creative self through personal inquiry, effortlessness, ritual, sangha and sadhana. I have been studying and teaching yoga in the Sri Viddya linage since 2005; initiated by one of my teachers Yogarupa Rod Stryker. I completed her Masters degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Humanities with an emphasis on Depth Psychology, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D in Jungian Psychology and Archetypal Studies. I believe that creativity is one of the most essential tools in guiding students towards living a joyous and purposeful life. I feel at home ritualizing traditional teachings with creativity in order to explore the Self.
I have also studied Restorative Yoga extensively and the practical applications of yoga therapy with Judith Lasater. I am grateful to have studied the art of yantras with Pieter Weltevrede & Mavis Gewant. I try to travel to India yearly, where I am re-inspired to share these teachings.