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"If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.”

― Joseph Campbell

Teaching yoga for the past eight years in Naples has  led me closer to who and how I want to "be" in the world.  To my surprise, Naples has become to feel like home.  This happened because of the willingness of the yogis I have met. Willingness to be vulnerable, to let go of old ideas, to  want to be better, to start from NOW, to heal from the inside out,  to seek ,to  trust, to  forgive and commit to something that that is slow, steady and patient. Ok and a little bit has to do with living  by one of the most beautiful beaches that I get to walk on. Thank you to ALL the yogis that I have had the honor to interact with. You are my teachers.


The below entry was written by one of my students Ron about his healing  journey through yoga.

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In July, 2016 I could feel and see my body function dwindling and though yoga might just be my ticket. I am a disabled senior citizen and have never practiced yoga before. A friend gave me Wendy’s contact info. I made an appointment for the first week in August, but fate intervened. As I was being rolled into an operating room to have a pacemaker put in. I knew I would try again when I was recovered.

On December 3rd of 2016 I had my first private session with Wendy. I had difficulty get up and down from the floor. Not a great feeling for a former Marine. Wendy took up my mantle and has taken me on a journey that continues to evolve.

Working with my disabilities, Wendy has helped me to optimize my breath and movement in the most positive direction. I have learned that focus is ever-evolving and practice is never-ending. She continues to tweak my poses as I get stronger.

With the full support of my children, grandchildren, Wendy’s knowledge, patience and kindness has opened new vistas for my exploration.
— Namaste! Ron 1/2018