Living in Stamford CT in the mid-80s, my Hatha yoga teacher and student of Sri Chinmoy, first introduced me to meditation at the local YMCA. Â Working a high-pressure job in NYC, I was immediately drawn to the benefits! Â I loved the idea of ‘self-transcendence’- the goal of making progress in life by becoming a better human being rather than competing with the rest of the world. Sri Chinmoy said, “We are all seekers, and our goal is the same: to achieve inner peace, light and joy, to become inseparably one with our Source, and to lead lives full of true satisfaction.” In short, the true satisfaction found in meditation helped put life’s daily ups and downs into perspective.
Continuing on the path of self-dis-covery, I embraced Raja Yoga meditation in the late 90s, which has evolved into the more personalized approach that I practice and enjoy today. In June 2018, I completed Awaken Yoga & Meditation Center’s 200hr YTT. This was a transformative journey that stirred my desire to support new students on their meditation journey, as well as those wanting to share and deepen their current practice.
It’s an honor and a blessing to help guide students to a calmer mind, a well-nurtured soul, greater knowledge of their true self, and a strengthened relationship with the Divine. With practice and presence, I believe every seeker can start integrating these benefits into their daily lives.