I have been a student of yoga since 2003, and a teacher since 2014. Amongst other things, yoga has taught me the willingness to look within, to pause and to respond rather than react. My teaching and my own personal practice are a constantly evolving process that weaves together different aspects and styles of yoga.

I believe that by deepening our self-knowledge we begin to have choices, and when we have choices we can live more wisely. By creating a space that facilitates exploration, compassionate self-inquiry, and an appreciation of slowing down, my classes aim to empower students with the tools and knowledge to become self-aware, to master their own energy and to live life more skillfully.

Background & Certifications

I currently study with Rod Stryker and have completed five parts of the ten-part ParaYoga Master Training Certificate Program (Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice, Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing, The Four Desires: The Yoga of Fulfillment, Tantra Shakti: The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga, Yoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep). I am currently working on part six (Secret of the Sutras: Light on Self-Mastery), and on my certification as a ParaYoga Nidra teacher. I have received 400 hours of formal teacher training from Jeanne Heileman through YogaWorks and Annie Carpenter’s SmartFlow, and am registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-200.

I continue to study with these, and other inspiring teachers, and have had the pleasure to learn from Judith Hanson-Lasater (experiential anatomy), Mary Bruce (ParaYoga), Christina Sell (asana and alignment), Tias Little (Prajna Yoga), David Frawley (ayurveda), Tom Myers (fascia) and Jules Mitchell (biomechanics).

“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we will fall!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”

– Guillaume Apollinaire