It was clear from an early age that I was born to teach. When my siblings were unavailable (or unwilling) to play school with me, I would teach to an empty bedroom for hours. One of my regular lessons was to have everyone go around the room and say “I am an individual,” creating a unique rhythm for the mantra with their hands. Years later, when I first read The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar my jaw dropped with amazement. It seemed as though Desikachar understood my childhood revelation - that we are all individuals, and a successful teacher will teach to that truth.
The concept of adapting yoga to serve the individual has become an cornerstone of inspiration for my classes. Naturally, I am drawn to teaching environments that provide the creative space to adapt yoga for an audience such as yoga for kids, families and expectant mammas. It should be noted my second favorite game to play growing up was house - and I was almost always the Mom. I believe there is unique opportunity within families to integrate yogic teachings into the western world in a truly transformational way. I aspire to facilitate that process.
My personal path studying the art of teaching yoga has taken me from New York City to the San Francisco Bay Area. I have completed trainings at Karma Kids, Yoga Playground and YogaWorks. It has been a privilege to study with Mynx Inatsugu, Melanie Salvatore-August, Lakshimi Norwood, Jillian Pransky, Leah Kalish and Gary Kraftsow. These inspirational teachers have taught me what it means to be dedicated, authentic and heartfelt in my approach while honoring the classical tradition that yoga comes from. Other influential teachers come in the form of my students, personal practice and life. I feel blessed to have found yoga at such a young age and am humbled by the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with others. May all of my students, at their various stages of life, be empowered with yogic tools to face the challenges of the modern world with ease.