My teaching style has developed over 20 years and been influenced by some outstanding teachers.  Ana Forrest and the Forrest Yoga system has been inspiring me since 2004.  When I took my first class with Ana I new right away that my yoga practice was about to get up-leveled, rinced out and re-examined in many ways.  The dedicated focus on the pillars of Forrest Yoga: Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit have helped me build trust in myself and confidence through clarity.  Instead of simply believing a concept Forrest Yoga has taught me to feel and trust my own experience as the truth.  In this way I have grown at my own pace and learned from my mistakes and my gifts. Everyday my yoga practice teaches me the importance of breath, how to skillfully breathe and feel my body's ability to change and heal.  I have felt space and sparkle glowing inside me and I can command a position on my mat and in my life.  I am grateful for all my teachers, including my students and my closest mentor, my breath.  

I have been teaching yoga in Houston for 20 years and am one of the founding Forrest Yoga Guardian (Mentor) teachers. I have been training teachers since 2007.   


Almost a decade ago Anita Jaisinghani generously offered to turn the space above her restaurant Indika into my Yoga space.   We  become friends at classes I was teaching elsewhere and I used to go over to Indika after class to enjoy her delicious food and friendship.  One day she showed me the upstairs storage area and said, "I want to turn this into your yoga studio! "  We were both excited about creating a community around our mutual enjoyment for yoga and food and she was thinking how great it would be to do yoga and then go right down stairs and prepare the food.   Anita's passion for food as a source of enjoyment and nourishment  and my passion for yoga as a source of self care, exploration and well being blended together beautifully at Indika.  It has become this wonderful place to practice yoga and also develop meaningful and lasting friendships.  
Anita's passion propelled her to continue creating.  And create she has, Pondicherri here in Houston is wildly popular and she reciently opened another one in New York.    Her latest contrubution in Houston is a mini Pondicherri called Pondi at the Asia Society.  Bang!  Thats a lot of work.  I have seen her challenge herself to the max opening these amazing restaurants where I get to enjoy her great food.  I admire her conviction and courage. 
Her decision to sell Indika was also a challenge but the new owners are wonderful people and friends of hers. They still prepare her recipies as she did and have kept the same menu.  We all enjoy Anita's visits to Indika for yoga and lunch.  Thank you Anita!