I was practicing Ashtanga yoga during a complicated period in my private life. A dynamic and physically demanding practice that synchronizes breath and movement, Ashtanga yoga brought so much peace and order to my life at a time when I was experiencing so much stress. The effects were so profound that I decided to take it to the next level and share it with others, so I signed up for a teacher training in Paris while still working my office day job. It wasn't long after I completed the training that I made the decision to quit my job and pursue work as a yoga teacher in Costa Rica.
My travels have landed me in Nosara, where I teach now in one of the most beautiful yoga studios in the world. I fell in love with Costa Rica and the people of the country. A place so remote and unknown to me just a year ago has become my second home, a haven of opportunity, wonder, and excitement. While Ashtanga yoga offers up the benefits of improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind, I also created a safe space out of my practice—one where I could heal and thrive.