I reluctantly tried yoga in 2009, and was surprised by my almost immediate dedication to the practice. I received a 200 hour certification in vinyasa in 2011. Shortly after, I was captivated by the deeply connected and core-centric practice of Forrest Yoga and completed the Foundation and Advanced Teacher Trainings with creator Ana Forrest and year-long mentorship with Dr. Heidi Sormaz. I hold a BFA from The University of the Arts. My current work is a melding of all the different truths of moving and living through the yogic tradition that I have had the privilege of learning. My teaching is more of an approach to practice and is not style focused.
I work with attention to an individual's physical and emotional starting points to empower ownership of one's practice. Passionate about connection, my teaching is fueled by depth of breath, strong connection to core, precision of alignment, and commitment to the internal and somatic work necessary for personal evolution. I emphasize quality of movement, and am adamant about process. I am inspired by intentional transitions and warrior-like, functional movement.
I am most interested in teaching others to be discerning practitioners who synthesize information through their own specific circumstances. In that spirit, I co-created The New School of Yogic Arts, a 200 hour yoga teacher training for those who want to teach the practice of yoga as a living system that breathes differently in each body.
My teachers have paved my path, and I am forever grateful. Suzanne Scholten, Leslie Pearlman, Ana Forrest, Dr. Heidi Sormaz, Amritam Kaity Moreira and Andrew Tanner have formed my foundation as a teacher. I am honored to be an ambassador to Manduka and KiraGrace, a co-creator of Miakoda compassionate clothing company, and co-founder and lead trainer for The New School of Yogic Arts.