I want to take a moment to acknowledge that you are here right now, in this moment. Thank you for being here. I want to invite you now to PAUSE and then to take a conscious breath... Breathing In... and Breathing Out... Thank you :)
A Path of Presence
I can vividly recall the first time I experienced profound "presence". I had been reading the book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle and one afternoon, much like any, I was gazing outside a large window at my school. The building faced a road, and across the road, there was a sidewalk lined with trees. Inspired by Tolle's book, I decided to give awareness a try. While gazing upon a tree, just for a moment, my thoughts had quieted. Instead, I was witnessing the tree just as it was, without any labels, thoughts or ideas. Simply looking and observing. I noticed what it was like to really see colors, noticed the subtle shimmer of the leaves and branches and felt a remarkable aliveness in this thing we call "tree".
Since then, I have wholeheartedly continued exploring this path: A Meditation Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor and Human Being who finds peace when anchored into the present moment. I have completed several 10-day silent meditation retreats including my first one in India in 2016 as well as my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre in 2017. In 2022, I completed an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course created by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Influences include Vipassana Insight Meditation, Authentic Relating, Non-Violent Communication as well as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Jon Kabat-Zinn.