I discovered yoga after sustaining several knee injuries and surgeries (eight, to be exact) as a collegiate level athlete and aspiring professional dancer. Initially, my curiosity about yoga was superficial: I wanted to emulate Madonna! But over time, yoga initiated a process of self-discovery that transcended my physical practice and transformed my life. Today, my practice grounds me and helps me connect to myself. Moving in a conscious way encourages awareness, acceptance, and integration in all aspects of my life.
My intention as a yoga instructor is to support my students on their life journey by utilizing the poses and principles of yoga as a vehicle for self-discovery, self-acceptance and awareness. I encourage students to cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and to tap into their own inner healer; to be more expressive and nurturing, and recognize themselves for the beautiful beings they already are.
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher and teach children from ages 3 to 93. In my classes, expect awakening sequences linking movement with breath, vitalizing arm balances, concise alignment cues, light-hearted humor, and free flow. Restorative poses at the close of the practice encourage students to shed old skin and make way for new blessings.
Before discovering yoga, I worked in music, film, television, dance, restaurants, hospitality, and academia. I received my B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University. I draw inspiration from these varied life experiences, and have had the opportunity to study with amazing teachers. I'm inspired by the strength of Baptiste Yoga and the authenticity of Claire Este-McDonald; by the healing connection from Ana Forrest; by the playfulness of Marsha Wenig; by the innocence of David Vendetti; by the alignment foundation of Iyengar Yoga; and by my muse Shiva Rea. I am so grateful for and blessed by the yoga community. Their presence helps me ride the flow of creativity and inspiration.