Though my teaching practice focuses on wholeness, contentment and ease, I value inviting your full experience into the room – life is certainly not always easeful! I am fueled by the thrill of growing together as a sangha of yogis, learning from my students as much as they learn from me.
I came to New York to pursue a BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts where I began studying yoga under TaraMarie Perri and have since completed my 300-hour teacher training through the Perri Institute for Mind and Body. I had been dancing for 18 years when I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia and was made to reassess my priorities for a body now experiencing chronic pain. My yoga and meditation practices rapidly deepened and I continue to be amazed at the body’s ability to work with its own limitations in harmony with the mind. I look forward to being curious about these realities together.
I am also involved with the social meditation group in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This practice of intentional speech and listening, holding caring space for others, and focusing full-bodied attention on another person, is not separate from, and has deeply informed my teaching practice.
Other things that are a large part of my life are the ocean, cycling, and peppermint tea. Originally from Seattle, WA, I take the vibrant qualities of adventure and nature into everything I do.