About



After graduating from Tufts University in Massachusetts with a degree in International Relations, I continued my studies in academia and received my Masters in Mass Communications. However, as I journey through life I realize that practicing and teaching yoga is my dharma and my path. Yoga has changed my life, and I find great joy from my own practice and from my students. I began practicing yoga in 1993. I have studied extensively at Foothill College with Ben Thomas, a Senior Certified Iyengar teacher with over 30 years of experience. I received my teaching certificate in 2004 at the Avalon Art & Yoga Center. I had the opportunity to study with globally renowned restorative teacher, Judith Lasater at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco and received my restorative teacher certification. I attend yoga workshops throughout the state because I believe in the importance of knowledge and staying “fresh” in the discipline of yoga.

I tend to draw upon many styles of yoga as I believe there is only one yoga and each style of yoga brings new understanding to the yogic path. I try to tune into the needs of each student whether it is building strength and flexibility or becoming more self aware in their own practice. I focus on alignment, infusing balance and creating space with each asana as, I consider, most injuries are caused by either being misaligned, out of balance or from a lack of space.

 

Bravery is the courage To Be…To live in the world without any deception and with tremendous kindness and caring for others. ” Chogyam Trungpa

“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.”
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“This is your life, are you who you want to be?” Jonathan Foreman

“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?” Katherine Graham