Teaching since: 2000
My Classes Are…: Authentic, Heartfelt, Supportive, Transformative
Yoga is not a practice of self-improvement…it is a practice of self-love. When you can embrace every part of yourself…both light and shadow…then the duality dissolves and you reawaken to your true nature of unity and wholeness.
Relationship with Yoga: Holly, a life-long seeker of truth, fell in love with yoga asana in 2000 and has evolved to appreciate all the gifts of yoga as tools of exploration, transformation, and evolution. She believes that yoga can ultimately lead us to our true nature by awakening us to all that we already are. Through her own path of healing, she inspires her students to connect with their essence through a self-awareness of the love and wholeness that is at the core of their being.
Holly’s authentic, heartfelt classes communicate the essence of yoga as union and connection. Influenced by Ashtanga and Iyengar teachings during her 200-hour hatha yoga teacher training in 2003 at Yoga Source in Richmond, Holly’s classes integrate sophisticated yet easy to follow alignment of the body’s innate cellular intelligence with the spirit of the heart and the light of the soul.
In 2013 Holly fell in love with the transformative power of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She completed her 200-hour Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher training with Darshan Kaur in Charlottesville in 2014 and is dedicated to sharing the teachings of Yogi Bhajan to create vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and spiritual awareness. Holly encourages her students to be present with and embrace all of life’s experiences both on and off the mat and to listen to the true guru within themselves that intuitively opens the door to the freedom of the soul.
I Love Teaching at PYR Because…: The mission statement matches mine: “We believe yoga is transformational and has the power to heal and strengthen individuals and in turn, whole communities.”
You Can Find me in Richmond Doing…: Activities with my 2 daughters and husband, exploring various healing modalities, and taking yoga classes, workshops and trainings.
A Lesson from my Practice: Everything that happens on the mat is a metaphor for life…take what you learn on the mat into your daily life and share your Light and Love with the world.