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My Yoga Story

Yoga is an invitation to enter into deep and loving relationship with all parts of ourselves. Within me, yoga has ignited a dance between inner exploration and outward expression, and serves as a path to remembering the sacredness and interconnectedness of all things. 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 toward self-acceptance, expression, empowerment, and the ability to connect with truth. As a graduate of Sonic Yoga's 200 hr and Illumina Yoga's 300 hr teacher trainings, both under the guidance of Johanna Bell, I am now honored to be on the teaching faculty of Illumina Yoga's trainings which have been so deeply transformational in my life. In my teaching I encourage all practitioners to trust their body's intuition and embrace their own individual experience. My classes are rooted in Tantric philosophy and hold the sentiment that the Divine can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Designed around a specific energetic theme, my flow classes weave together asana, dance-like moving metaphors and mudras, breath, mantra, mythology and archetypal energies, and music to explore the infinite wonder of nature and the depth of this human experience. I honor the 5,000+ year old South Asian roots of Yoga and offer gratitude to all of the teachers who have skillfully and ethically transmitted these powerful teachings.

Trainings and Continuing Education
  • 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 - Livia Cohen-Shapiro, 2019

  • Sri Dharma Mittra - Kripalu, 2019

  • Medicine Yoga - Johanna Bell, 2019

  • Racial Diversity in Yoga - Louisa Irele, 2020

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

Illumina Yoga Teacher Training
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Illumina Yoga is the heart of my training and the style in which I teach. I am honored to be on the teaching faculty of Illumina Yoga's 200 hr and 300 hr teacher trainings. Follow Illumina Yoga on instagram: @illumina_yoga

Learn more about Illumina Yoga and see upcoming training dates here.

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