I started practicing yoga consistently in 2009. I have always been physically active and at the time had been immersed in martial arts for many years. I came to my first class thinking I would find yoga slow and boring. Obviously, I was wrong.
I've completed 500hrs of teacher training through YogaWorks under the mentorship of Chrissy Carter and have been teaching full time since 2015. I have additional training in Restorative yoga with Jillian Pransky, over 100hrs in anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology with Jason Ray Brown, and most recently the Yoga Tune Up Level 1 teacher training with Laurel Beversdorf.
In 2017 I passed the YogaWorks Certification Assessment on the path to becoming a teacher trainer, and after assisting Chrissy Carter, Laurel Beversdorf and Sarah Bell in their respective 200hr teacher trainings, I officially joined the teacher training team. I'll be co-leading a 3-month 200hr teacher training with Heather Seagraves in Spring 2019.
I am passionate about teaching a biomechanically informed practice that emphasizes inquiry, exploration, resilience and strength. I love guiding my students to stay present and playful, and to move in ways that progress them towards clarity, balance and true alignment with themselves.
When I’m not teaching, I’m usually busy with some kind of project. My previous life running farmers markets for the non-profit organization GrowNYC taught me the love and simplicity of cooking with fresh, local ingredients and an appreciation for the ebb and flow of the seasons. I love to cook, bake and preserve food, and my partner and I grow over 30 varieties of vegetables in our little patch of dirt in Brooklyn, NY.