I have been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. I hold a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential. I continue to study with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with my yoga teacher, Patricia Walden. Over the years, I have performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, presented at City Center in NYC during BKS Iyengar's Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.
Before studying yoga, I earned a BFA in Dance and Theater, and graduated from the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse Theater School in NYC. I then spent several years working for a Movement/Educational/Experimental Theater Company called The Irondale Ensemble Project. In addition to performing with Irondale, I taught in the Alternative High Schools in NYC and at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. After Irondale, I continued my inquiry and became a Movement Analyst (CMA) having completed my studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. I have spent years enthusiastically exploring human movement with the intention of helping people develop clearer, more fully embodied communication and expression.
Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in my approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, I love to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and am a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.
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