My Yoga Origin Story

Yoga is an invitation to enter into deep and loving relationship with ourselves. At the recommendation of a friend, I began practicing yoga in 2009 in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar with Melora Gregory. With a strong foundation in asana alignment, I discovered vinyasa flow and fell in love with the way that the practice embodies the rising and falling, always-changing nature of life. From then on, yoga became my path inward and outward to peace, expression, empowerment, and truth. Through deepening my relationship with myself, I discovered outward connections deepening as well. In 2015 I completed my 200 hr teacher training in the krama vinyasa style through Sonic Yoga under the guidance of master teachers Johanna Bell and Kathleen Savoy. Soon after, a love of my own practice of restorative yoga inspired me to complete Margo Rosingana's celebrated training Movement in Stillness so that I could learn to guide people into intentional rest and deep relaxation. In 2017 I completed another krama vinyasa teacher training in Johanna's Illumina Yoga 300 hr program; a deep dive into the full spectrum of practicing and teaching yoga, and an exploration of all that it means to be human. In my teaching, I value an open and welcoming space, and encourage all practitioners to embrace their own individual experience. My classes are rooted in Tantric philosophy - the understanding that there is an innate divinity in all things - and are designed creatively around a specific energetic theme. We'll weave together asana, breath, meditation, metaphor, music, and intention to explore the infinite wonder of nature and this human experience.

Trainings and Continuing Education, ERYT500
  • 200hr YTT - Sonic Yoga with Johanna Bell and Kathleen Savoy, 2015

  • 300hr YTT - Illumina Yoga with Johanna Bell, 2017

  • Movement in Stillness - Restorative Yoga TT with Margo Rosingana, 2017

  • Shiva Rea's Yoga Trance Dance TT with Jeffrey Duval, 2018

  • Applied Psychology for Yogis with Livia Cohen-Shapiro, 2019

  • Sri Dharma Mittra - Kripalu, 2019

  • Medicine Yoga - Johanna Bell, 2019

Notable influences from self-study: Sally Kempton, Shiva Rea, Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater, Melissa Landers