To my friends, students, colleagues and teachers,
In the fall of 1999, after many years of study in the Iyengar Yoga school, I met Desiree Rumbaugh in her studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. A few months later I had the great fortune to meet John Friend and to formally step onto the path of Anusara Yoga. I was certified to teach Anusara Yoga in 2003. Since that time I have had the opportunity to meet some of my favorite people on the planet, to make some of the best friends of my life and to serve this family of the heart as a member of the Anusara Yoga Ethics Committee, the Anusara Yoga Certification Assessment Committee and the Anusara Yoga Curriculum Development Committee.
Many of you know that I am part of a spiritual community and practice tantra in the lineage of the great Indian Saint Yogi Ramsuratkumar and his spiritual son, my guru, Lee Lozowick. For many years, the valuable insights I gained in my studies with John Friend and Anusara Yoga lived harmoniously within my heart and teaching work alongside Lee’s teachings. As time passed and as both streams of teaching evolved in unforeseen ways, I realized the dharmic choice for me was to continue to teach asana with the brilliant alignment principles I learned from John Friend while giving direct acknowledgement to the spiritual lineage which informs the darshan of my heart.
On October 24, 2011 I formally resigned my certification with Anusara Yoga. I will continue teaching the way I always have- with passion, clarity and integrity- with the sincere intention that my future work reflect only the Highest and best of what I gained from John Friend, Anusara Yoga and my many generous teachers.
Please know that I am not leaving Anusara Yoga, turning my back on anyone or severing the profound connections that have sustained me over the years. I am simply resigning my formal certification. Friendship, such as I have found in this community, is stronger than a piece of paper and what is most sacred, as we know, can never be destroyed.
In the Name of all that endures,