A lifelong passion for physical fitness and curious pursuit of the motivation behind human behavior brought me to yoga. While working as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer and completing a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology, I was introduced to Iyengar yoga. At first it was very difficult to slow down because I was so used to a fast-paced workout. But, I persevered. Several years later I took my first power yoga class and honestly did not care much for it mostly because I could not do all the poses that required flexibility and balance. But once again, I persevered and with practice and time I came to love it, even when I fell over in tree pose.
The yogic message that "you are where you are and it's ok" and the non-competitive nature of the practice mesmerized me. And it was stunning to me that by embracing this mindset and continuing to practice, I could grow and go further than I ever imagined on and off the mat. Letting go, breathing, and laughing was all I need to do.
After having my first child in 2000, I earned my certification as a yoga instructor and became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance in 2004. As a teacher, I strive to be compassionate toward everyone and offer a well-balanced physical and mental practice that is fun, non-competitive, supportive, and encouraging.
I continue to expand my knowledge and experience through independent study, practice, and the teachings of several well-respected teachers. I am so grateful for the daily lessons yoga teaches me, and the opportunity to share the joys of yoga with anyone who is open to it.
Ginger completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance through both AAAI and YogaFit. Her other education, certifications, and licenses include B.S. Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Licensed Psychological Associate, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and Certified Group Exercise Instructor, American Council on Exercise.