I took my first yoga class when I was 15 at Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, in Trumansburg, NY. I thought it was sort of odd and embarrassing, but even so I always remembered it and wanted to try another class. In high-school I was a runner and a martial artist. I was very athletic and competitive and injured myself several times. So by the time I found myself in my second yoga class, the summer after my sophomore year of college. I was in a lot of pain. I was 20 and I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I started to feel better. I started to feel more confident in my body and personality and

“I started to put the pieces together why I felt the way I did”
I started to put the pieces together why I felt the way I did and how I could change my behavior and lifestyle in a way that was healing. It was a truly transformational time in my life. I began taking classes whenever I could and following my teachers to all of their training. It was in my first year of yoga that I met Sonam Targee, an Ayurvedic Doctor, and John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. These two practices together have formed the path of my life.

It was during my time at college that I decided to become a yoga teacher and dedicate my life to this path of knowledge, transformation and unity. I feel deeply grateful to the many amazing teachers who have nurtured me along this journey. Since those early days I have studied anthropology, ayurveda, herbal medicine, massage, African Dance and the art and practice of Anusara Yoga.

I believe that we are each a brilliant channel of wisdom, love and creativity and so every single person has something truly unique and valuable to offer to the global community. I also believe that by caring for ourselves, our bodies, minds and hearts, we do a great service.

“I also believe that by caring for ourselves, our bodies, minds and hearts, we do a great service.”
It is through our health and well-being that we unlock the gift that each of us carries in our unique structure. It is my intention as a teacher of yoga to share everything I have learned about the human body, mind and heart as a path of healing and discovery for others. When we are well, we have access to the true gift of our Self and the courage necessary to share that gift with the world. When we practice yoga in community, we have all the support we need to follow this courageous path of the heart.

May we walk this path together, and create a world of beauty and peace.

Thank you for reading my story. May you be blessed with good health and the courage to follow your dreams.