A student of yoga since 2003, and a teacher since 2006, my classes aim to give you a glimpse of, and over time the cultivated alignment to the beauty and wisdom of your own being. All of my classes include some time for conscious breath-work, a carefully crafted movement experience, and meditation. Through these doorways we aim to train our body and spirit towards an integrated, present, and easeful way of being.
I find that the body is wise and that your soul knows the way. I try my best to get out of the way of the teachings and help you find the magic that is alive in you. All the work that we do is simply to awaken that knowledge, and that peace, within you.
My classes combine the brilliance of Anusara Yoga, the deep power of classical Hatha Yoga, the exquisiteness of Thinking Body - Feeling Mind, and the insight of Kashmir Shavisim - an indian tradition that is the foundation of the practices here at The Movement Center.
On November 2nd, 2016 I was in an accident that broke both my legs and injured my spine. I was in the hospital for over two months and I am still recovering. This experience continues to reveal to me the magnificence of the human body, the power of a cultivated yoga practice, and the deepest value of true friendship. I am immeasurably grateful for the opportunity to deepen my understanding of my own body and psyche as I work to rehabilitate and heal myself - and am happy to talk to, consult with, or work one-on-one with anyone who is also recovering from injury or trauma.
My education includes a mentorship and dedicated study under Maral Hadidi, who to me forever will be the gold standard of hatha yoga teachers and humans in general, as well as extensive training and a deep connection to my spiritual teacher Swami Chetanananda. I've trained extensively under Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell, Noah Maze, Sianna Sherman, Laura Plumb and John Friend, among others. My community at The Movement Center is key, and so are my fellow teacher training faculty members Ruth Knight and Jesse Sweeney.
In class we will often chant at the beginning of class, and I may offer a sacred song while everyone is in Shavasana. I often get asked many questions about my musical instrument, which is called a harmonium and is made in India. I offer private and semi-private harmonium lessons to interested students. You can contact me directly about the details.