My love for yoga began in 2003 after I refused surgery following an awful car accident that damaged both of my knees. Fortunately, fate had it that I stumbled upon a beautiful studio called the Adiaya Yoga Sanctuary where I met my compassionate teachers Dy Tysen and Rachel Sellars. Yoga healed my broken knees and sparked a fire inside of me. The flame was lit and I knew I wanted to teach!
I completed my first 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks in New York city. I then migrated to sunny Los Angeles to study under the brilliant Annie Carpenter. After completing the 300-hour teacher training at YogaWorks, I spent a month in Sydney, Australia as Annie’s teaching assistant.
Annie’s alignment-based style of teaching has had a profound effect upon my teaching style. Other teachers that continue to shape my teaching include Brock and Krista Cahill, Vinnie Marino, Kathryn Budig, Dice lida-Klein, and Briohny Smyth.
What I love most is teaching others to move beyond their fears and limitations. Expect to move, breath, sweat and be challenged! My classes are taught in the Vinyasa Flow style, and handstands, arm balances and plenty of core work are always on the menu. While I teach an advanced level class and watching my students achieve a level of comfort in some of the more difficult asanas is fun, the true joy lies in watching their journey to self-discovery and ultimately self-empowerment on the mat and beyond.
While I take the practice of yoga and the importance of proper alignment seriously, I rarely take myself seriously! If you enjoy learning through laughter, silly analogies and play, then you will love my class.
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