Why yoga? And why yoga with me? I teach yoga to encourage creativity, self-exploration, and to empower you as the student. True, yoga is growing in popularity around the world and there are many teachers, images, and ideas of what yoga is or looks like. Having spent the past 13-years exploring and expanding my own practice, I am thrilled to be able to share what I have learned through individual/private, small group, and corporate yoga offerings.
As a yoga student and practitioner for over a decade, I became a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) in order to share my diverse and well-balanced experiences with others. Since my first experience with Vinyasa and Flow in 2000, I have practiced many lineages and contemporary styles of yoga, including: Hatha, Power, Kundalini, Heated/Hot Yoga and Fusion, Ashtanga, Forrest Yoga, Yin and Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Bhakti and Kirtan (mantra, song, & free movement), Yogalates (Yoga & Pilates Mat), Meditation, and even Aerial Yoga! My personal/home practice consists of daily meditation, mantra/intention setting, gentle flow, and deep stretching.
Though my life path has led me to live in 3-major US cities, I would not be the yoga teacher I am today without the support of those who encouraged me to continue on this path. My deepest gratitude to the teachers, mentors, and friends who continue to guide me and bring me back to my practice, especially: Dr. Eden Goldman, GigiYogini, Jillian Coogan (Praneshwari), Amber Cook, and Danae Robinett (Bella Yogini).
Rooted primarily in the Hatha and Vinyasa lineage, my teaching style is a blend of my experience as a dancer, artist, and yogini. My approach focuses on yoga as a holistic practice, using the physical postures (asana), breath (pranayama), improvisational movement, mindfulness, and meditation to facilitate inner reflection, self-expression, healing, and personal growth. In addition, I support and foster space for increased self-awareness and empowerment, by encouraging students to tap into their inner wisdom and teacher. Creating a nurturing and compassionate environment is of utmost importance in my teaching, which is reflected in the tempo, sequencing, and options provided throughout a session or class.
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