You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.
- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV 4.5.
I first discovered yoga many years ago while standing on the precipice of a deep journey of healing and becoming. Yoga served as a dear companion and teacher during this time and quickly began to unfold beyond just a practice, but rather a way of living. I hold yoga as an invitation to be in deep, steady relationship with the wholeness of life – the joy, the heartbreak, the confusion, the clarity, the simple, the complex, the awkward and messiness, the gracefulness and ease. To use the tools and techniques of the practice to challenge limiting beliefs, break down barriers and expand deeper into our own boundless nature and extraordinary vastness.
I am a 500 Hour E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) & YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) having received my primary trainings in vinyasa through Sonic Yoga in New York City and classical hatha through Hathavidya with Will Duprey along with a background in yin and restorative yoga. I believe that as teachers of yoga we are always students first and thus continue to deepen my ongoing studies with my teachers. Additionally, I am Reiki attuned, have studied and trained in Celtic Shamanism and am a practitioner and life-long student of Herbalism. I teach privately and in studios, lead retreats, workshops and teacher trainings across NY and internationally.
I teach skillful vinyasa rooted in a contemplative theme with strong attention to alignment and using the breath as foundation for the practice. My classes offer each individual student an opportunity for self exploration and inquiry especially around strength in vulnerability, radical authenticity, accountability to ones Self and the infinite potential and possibility within each of us. My hope is to create a space for students to become curious, fascinated and enthralled by the vastness of possibility of who they are and to use the practices and techniques of yoga as a way to explore that. My heart sings living a life that serves others in their journey, all the while inspiring the art of being fully alive.