Autumn personally believes in energy and feels ultimately, the result of our life is determined by how well we can connect with the energy within us and around us. She truly believes in the power of yoga as an art of transformation and union for both the self and the community.
Autumn became a 200 hour yoga alliance registered instructor in 2010 and has taken many continuing education workshops and trainings since then including her current training with CCY’s 1200 hour yoga therapy program.
Yoga for Autumn began alongside her competitive dance and cheerleading practice around age 10 to increase strength and flexibility and has now grown and developed into her most dedicated practice that she feels is vital for her life. Autumn has particularly enjoyed the emotional and physical resilience yoga has brought to her throughout many different ailments, traumas and injuries.
She has been teaching privately for about six years and in various studios for the past two years. Her practices are intuitively led and she enjoys teaching many forms of yoga, but right now, personally gravitates towards a personal practice of vinyasa, restore, yin and kundalini.
Outside of the studio Autumn also offers reiki, intuitive/card readings, life and nutrition coaching and auric light dance classes and workshops, which is a special offering that encompasses a playful form of moving meditation focused around cleansing and bringing awareness to the chakras and cultivating clarity to the physical, emotional and mental bodies using yoga asana, pranayama, dance, light and music.
During her free time Autumn loves being in nature with her dog, hiking, rafting, dancing and writing.
And Some Fun Questions
Yoga Style or what you teach.
I enjoy being versatile in my personal practice and the styles I gravitate towards change with my life, I think life is my yoga practice!. Being Pregnant right now, I am gravitating towards the styles of Vinyasa, Restore, Meditation, Nidra and Yin. Prior to pregnancy I was really into Power and Kundalini. For me yoga is how I treat others, the agreements I make with my time and energy, community, really, my yoga practice is how I grow my tree of life.
Who have you studied with and who do you consider to be your teachers? Any relevant certifications as well. How long have you been teaching and practicing yoga?
Practicing since I was 10. My most important studies are with Nature (the most divine teacher) and my Dad who I learned my daily practices from, I learned mostly from Rene DeLuca Eder during my first 200 hour certification, Dana Baptiste and the CCY staff for my 500, 1000 and 1200, Pati Reiss for spiritual and nutritional enlightenment, Nicole Zeiner for nutritional transformation, Emma Lou Thayne and the Center for Service and Learning for civic studies and so many others throughout all of my continuing education. I try to pick up the little gold pieces of knowledge that are available through presence to each day.
What do you seek to teach your students?
I am. You are. We are. Presence to life (energy) within, outside and with connection to.
Top 3 favorite asanas in descending order?
If I were stuck on an island or in the desert I would take three yoga poses with me–Vrksasana (Tree), Chakrasana (Wheel), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)
Favorite limb of yoga?
You can’t do this to me…. All of them.
What did you learn the last time you stepped onto your mat?
I answered this question at an auspicious time. Oddly enough the last time I was on my mat I learned (observed) that me and my baby are communicating through the messages my body (which we are sharing at the moment) is subtly sending back and forth between us. Woah, my insights aren’t always this deep, sometimes its more like I slept wrong last night, or I shouldn’t have ate that for lunch.
What say you about paradoxes in yoga?
Bring them on and let me soak in them! I heard something recently that comes to mind…”The secrets of the universe lie in the space between the inhale and exhale.” To me that is a direct metaphor for how yoga paradoxes can serve us in any area of our life or not.
Arbitrarily cliche question: How has yoga impacted your life?
I cannot answer that question so instead I’ll start with answering the question, “How has yoga not impacted my life?” The answer to that question is also blank. So I guess no we know the answer to the first question is also arbitrarily cliche – Yoga has impacted my life in every way.
Who is your favorite fictional character of all time? Or your favorite novel.
This is a toss up between Alice in Wonderland and The Master of Disguise.
Something interesting about you, this can really be anything at all.
I’m really into teeth. The smile is the only universal language. The jawbone (which holds the teeth) is also the only bone in your body you can actually move to speak or eat.
What would be your superpower if you could have one. Or what is your spirit animal?
Superpower: I think I am a superpower. Spirit animal: Snow Owl
Favorite restaurant or food.
A place called Rays that sits right on a dock of the Puget Sound in Seattle.
Your favorite pun or joke.
How do you fit an elephant into a Safeway bag?
Two things from your bucket list.
Ride an elephant and cuddle an owl
Favorite song or composer?
My friend Christopher David wrote a song called, “All ours”, It is by far my favorite song. Amazing.