Devotion and joy are two words that reflect my yoga teaching style.
I have a great deal of respect for the philosophy and wisdom found in classical yoga and balance my approach to my Vinyasa practice and classes with equal parts of playfulness, fluidity and introspection.
A 200-hour Vinyasa Flow certified teacher, my yoga classes draw from a variety of other traditions as well, from restorative yoga, Kundalini yoga, Ayurveda and Reiki.
My yoga classes infuse meditation, music, breath work, mantra and Reiki with a fluid and intentional flow. I'm fascinated by the depth of the breath and the infinite power that is unleashed when we learn to let our breath guide our movement.
Stress, anxiety and tension relief are the core of my teaching. We take on so much during the day, yoga practice should be a sacred time to let it all wash away.
I've been a yoga practitioner for the last twelve years and became a certified yoga teacher at Laughing Lotus Yoga in New York City in 2008. Additionally certified in Kids and Restorative yoga, I am both a Reiki Master and Ayurvedic practitioner.
A firm believer that food, herbs and spices are the best medicines, I am honored to have had the opportunity to study Ayurvedic Nutrition in New York with Dr. Naina Mirbali. My Ayurvedic studies sparked the flame of intrigue in indigenous healing traditions. An avid traveler, I've been humbled to experience and learn first hand from a variety of teachers in the various corners of the world I've had the good fortune to venture.
My Reiki journey began in 2005 when I received my Reiki I and II certification and began working with clients both in person and remotely. I became a Reiki master in Osaka, Japan in 2012 and have continued to work with energy through the practice of yoga and with individual clients.
I graduated from Niagara University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in English. I began my professional career popping out of a barrel while simultaneously breaking into song on an Off-Broadway stage in NYC. Two years later, I graduated from New York University with a MA in Educational Theatre and later from Pace University with a MST in Secondary English Education and began teaching English and Drama in New York City public schools through Teach for America. I spent a little over a decade teaching in New York City and abroad, writing, directing plays, developing myself as a yogi and holistic practitioner and traveling.
Presently, I exist between the DC Metro area and New York City where I teach yoga and work with private clients through my wellness practice.
A creative to the core, when I'm not wearing my yoga hat, I'm most likely tucked away in my writing studio with a cup of turmeric tea working fastidiously on my novel.
You can find my articles and short stories in print and online. You can also find some of my curriculumwriting work at several of the New York Public Library branches.