Hi, I'm Frances
artist, mother, and yoga teacher
My passion and purpose in life is learning how to create the conditions to experience happiness, calm, and ease, in my body and mind whatever is happening around me and to share it with you.
In my younger years I was lucky to have a great foundation for happiness- to start learning yoga at a young age, to have active time outdoors, and to be encouraged creatively, but in my heart I still suffered. Life presents us all with struggle and hardship, you too have experienced criticism, shame, judgement, we all do.
All of our experiences stay with us not just in the mind, but in the body, that’s why trauma can be so hard to release. It’s taken me many years and lots of study with teachers from different disciplines to understand that you do it with the breath.
You see, the breath is the master controller of how we feel in the moment, and when you learn to breathe mindfully then your emotions do not control you. This is at the heart of yoga, which includes breathing exercises and meditation on top of moving the body.
Unless you’re born enlightened, we mortals must work our way up out of the mud like the lotus to bloom. I’d love to show you how to make that journey much more quickly than I did by teaching you how to use the breath and body to tune us into our heart so we can heal and thrive.
As an artist and intuitive I can see where you are at the present moment in your body and heart, so in both private and small group classes I can design a practice for you with your comfort and ease in view. Everyone is unique and practicing yoga can and should be done with ease, whether you can touch your toes or not.