Move. Nourish. Wander. Those three key elements have shaped the way I view the world and myself. Twelve years ago, at the age of twenty, I knew I wanted to study abroad, not only to explore a new part of the globe but also to dive deep into my inner world.
During the first year of college I lost my roots, like most college kids experience. I did everything to the extreme. I studied hard. I worked hard. I partied hard and I worked out really hard. I was raised in a healthy and earthy family who gardened every summer and found myself emotionally overeating and drinking, trying to overcome past wounds and barriers.
On my twentieth birthday, I landed in Australia with hopes and dreams of living a better, healthier life, specifically through my travel journal. I began practicing yoga and during savasana, tears streamed down myself in some subconscious way of letting go and forgiving those who have wronged me. I noticed how the earth and nature flowed at the rhythm of it’s own beat. It’s as if nature had its own wisdom. But, everything was symbolic. No matter how many times I fell off the surfboard, I stood up and tried again and again and again.
This experience inspired me to apply for fellowship where I was awarded funds to pursue my project of backpacking and studying yoga in India. At twenty-two, I ventured into one of the most amazing, yet chaotic, experiences of my life. With only four students in the course, we engaged in one of the most authentic and pure lineages of yoga in Southern India. At twenty-three I moved back to Australia and furthered my studies in Asia and while living in the Yoga for Daily Life ashram in Brisbane.
Between twenty-nine and thirty years old, I lived in Hannover, Germany and explored my Eastern European roots. This is the time where I decided to expand upon my writing through launching a blog and self-publishing my book, Finding Om: An Indian Journey of Rickshaws, Chai, Chapattis and Gurus. Beyond publishing, I wrote a second book, which is a dairy-free cookbook.
The common thread and connection between all these cultures is that there is ancient wisdom waiting to be explored. Whether it’s an Ayurvedic, dosha-balancing meal or a festival that celebrates the winter harvest of kale, everything is rooted back to the natural world.
This is part of the reason why my path has led to teaching yoga. For me, yoga has been a spiritual-development “coach” that allows me to balance logic and spirit. And that is exactly what yoga is, a logical and spiritual practice. Each asana has physical benefits, but also aides the unforeseen, ethereal bodies.
All of my movement, wandering and nourishing knowledge roots to the balance of the planet – to be strong yet flexible simultaneously.
Tucketts is a reflection of my motto, a fusion between a practical and ethically responsible product. In Seattle, I exercise outdoors. Our weather is unpredictable and Tucketts promotes the warmth yet the freedom for my feet to move on the mat. Light, airy and vibrant, these socks function for every season.