yoga teacher, nature enthusiast, power walker, 90’s music aficionado and proud “auntie” to niece, Noa and nephew, Owen
Who did you study with?
Nixa De Bellis, Michael Gilbert and the New York Yoga team in 2006, Jennifer Cohen of Little Flower Yoga, and most recently Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee of Yoga Shanti.
What year did you start teaching yoga?
What other jobs have you had?
I was an Early Childhood educator and children’s yoga teacher for over 7 years prior to teaching yoga full time. I have also been nannying part time, for over 10 years.
Favorite place that you have traveled to?
I have so many favorites! I lived in Madrid, Spain for a few months after college and loved exploring the cities Granada and Sevilla. More recently, I enjoyed traveling through Israel, Morocco, Prague and Budapest.
List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes:
Fluid, intuitive, softening.
How does your own practice influence your daily life?
Yoga is part and parcel of my daily life. I find that practicing yoga has made me less reactive and impulsive– or at least, I start to notice when my monkey mind starts chattering and can identify those moments I am drawn into the distractions. To me, the physical aspect of yoga is a continual practice of refinement which involves noticing the subtleties and layers within each posture, mudra, mantra, and pranayama. Simply put, yoga is not a skill to perfect but a long term relationship you continue to evolve and grow with.
Viparita Karani, or legs up the wall pose. I would be content if it were the only asana I practiced! ? (Oh, and Svasana, but who doesn’t consider Svasana their favorite asana!?)
Who is a teacher who inspires you?
Young children. They are almost always present and are not afraid to fall. Their sense of wonderment and curiosity is a teacher to me. I have already learned so much from my 3-year-old nephew and 9-month-old niece!
A great yoga class makes you feel…
embodied and unencumbered. Like I am home; in my own skin.