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I am a yoga instructor (E- RYT 500), yoga therapist (C-IAYT), yoga teacher trainer (CATT, YACEP), Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, dancer, and most importantly, wife to my amazing husband and momma to my beautiful daughter.
My mother introduced me to yoga at age 11, and I’ve been a passionate and humble student for the past 27 years. I’m grateful to this practice for supporting and sustaining me through every phase of my life, the highest highs and the lowest lows. I attended my first yoga teacher training in an effort to heal my own chronic injuries. At that point, nothing seemed to be working. Yoga worked by giving me the tools I needed to pause and listen. Since then, I’ve accumulated well over 3500 hours in advanced training, taught yoga full time for 14 years, and led 13 teacher trainings to aspiring yoga teachers.
A New York Times recognized dancer and choreographer with a BFA in Dance Performance, I am always exploring the unique relationships between yoga, artistic self-expression and mindful movement. I received Reiki I & II certification at the Integrative Medicine Center at Sloan-Kettering and frequently incorporate this work into my practice. I also offer intuitive archetypal readings and spiritual coaching, having been certified by Carolyn Myss through her two year in person Sacred Contracts training. In 2011 I was the primary writer for Deepak Chopra’s Leela, a video game that brought the practice of meditation to wider audiences by integrating ancient wisdom with modern technology. In 2016 I was named one of 100 trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health Magazine.
In 2014 my healing path took a challenging turn with the sudden onset of autoimmune disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. I was shocked that none of my yogic tools seemed to have any impact on the progress of my illness. Through divine grace I was connected with a a Functional Medicine doctor and began the journey that would completely heal the underlying causes of my disease by refining nearly every aspect of my self care. Through Functional Medicine I learned the science of healing through specific diet, lifestyle and targeted supplementation. I am now a practicing Functional Medicine Health Coach under the supervision of FMCA.
I’m committed to sharing the therapeutic applications of yoga, nutrition and mindfulness. I’m passionate about sharing my wholistic approach with clients who are ready to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. I’ve worked extensively with clients living with chronic and acute injuries, scoliosis, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and ADHD.
All people deserve to feel at home in their bodies, free from pain, and free to live the life of their dreams. Yoga, nutrition and mindful living offer a path towards that freedom, and I’m humbled and honored to walk with you…