Since graduate school at UC Davis, where I was studying wine and falling in love with the diversity of music, I began to practice yoga. I immediately realized the potential of yoga to create balance in the body, which allowed for more aware senses…making wine more interesting and fun; music more dynamic. When I met Joe Kara at SXSW, we immediately had a connection. My good friend, Joe Kara, yogi and musician, who shared with me the centering, balancing and overall health benefits of the practice. It is just that, a practice. So many people say they can’t do yoga, they’re not flexible enough…but that’s why it’s called a practice, it is personal and it is at your own pace.
Yoga has opened so many doors for me, it helps me focus at work whether I’m in a meeting or making wine. It helps keep me fit on the road where I go through time changes, have full days and often can’t eat as well as I do when I’m home and it brings me an inner quiet in this fast paced, intense world we live in. I’ve put together a series of twelve videos, three minutes in length that I’ll be sharing over the next few months with you to give you some insight into poses you can use and practice with during your day…don’t worry about how you look or where you are, I even practice on airplanes when I travel, who knows you might be able to help someone else be introduced to this amazing gift you give yourself and the world.