Summer is a terrific example of a woman who practices yoga as a lifestyle. She began the path of peace 20 years ago when she unrolled her first mat & fell in love with yoga. She went on to complete her 200 hr certification in Vinyasa at Aura Wellness Center. She followed her Yoga Training with a certification in the Serenity method of SET therapy.
She is a sometimes gypsy in love with travel, and along with her husband and daughter settled down in Marathon after adventures afloat followed by journeys cross-country (Airabess.blogspot.com).
She believes that everyone has great potential. We just need the courage to allow ourselves the space to let go and try. That is the space she holds while teaching, in her own practice and in life. She offers challenging 'On-the-Mat' classes rooted in Ashtanga~ infused with laughter, play and spontaneity with modifications for ALL levels. Her enthusiasm for the environment is palpable in her SET therapy classes on the board.
It's a family affair as well. She home schools her beautiful daughter Chloe while running the admin part of Serenity Eco Guides. On Saturdays she and her daughter can be found teaching Kid Paddle together.
Many students of the Middle Keys already know her uniquely effective teaching style & passion for inversions from participating in her out door 'On-the-Mat' flow at Oceanfront Park as well as on the beach at Curry Hammock State Park.
One of her regular students Ms. Cleona Charles quotes "Taking yoga classes with Summer makes me feel like the balanced & strong woman that I am. Thanks to her guidance, I've realized more of what I'm made of-that I'm capable of postures I never would have tried on my own!"
Summer's take on yoga. "I have been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. I took my first hatha yoga class just out of high school. Since then, my practice has moved to the more intense Ashtanga and vinyasa flow and back again. I feel that no matter the circumstances in life , there is always a method and a practice that I need. One thing I have learned is that no matter where I am, as long as I have my mat or board, I can find my center."
Summer's experience & empathetic heart allows her to understand the difference between what the student wants & what the student needs from practice. She will blow you away beach side, in the water & on-board in the Middle Keys!