I began practicing yoga over 10 years ago as a college student relishing in the momentary escape from campus life. Originally, I was drawn to the practice for the purposes of cultivating discipline, focus and physical strength. Through years of study, I discovered the subtler aspects of balance, ease and grace. I strive to weave an awareness of all these qualities into my asana classes.
Yoga’s ability to provide an overall sense of wellness in body, mind and spirit propelled me to pursue a teacher training course. In 2012 I received a 200-hour RYT certificate from Abhaya Yoga, an Anusara-inspired school in Brooklyn. I am currently pursuing a 500-hour certification, studying with Rebekah Nagy of the Yoga Sutra lineage.
My classes combine breath-based movement with deep structural awareness in order to find optimum alignment. Dhāraṇā (steadfast concentration) is cultivated through sustained focus on the material body as well as the internal process. I hope to empower my students by providing them with tools to ‘flex their focus’ in and out of class.
I am grateful to all of my teachers past and present including but not limited to Tara Glazier, Jenny Ingrewrsen, Patricia Maples, Amy Santos and Rebekah Nagy. Most importantly however, I am indebted to all of my students for continually reminding me of the meaning of persistence, patience and diligence.
See you on the mat!