so many times.
I am an E-RYT 500 yoga instructor, dancer, wife and momma to my beautiful daughter Lucia Louise. 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. Truly, yoga has saved my life… so many times.
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. It gave me the tools I needed to heal, physically and emotionally. Since then, I’ve accumulated well over 3000 hours in advanced training, and I’ve been honored to teach full-time for over 13 years. As a certified Anusara Yoga instructor, E-RYT 500, and Certified Anusara Teacher Trainer, I now enjoy training, mentoring, and certifying new yoga teachers myself through numerous Bay Area yoga schools.
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 Sacred Contracts training. In 2011 I was a 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.
I’m committed to sharing the therapeutic applications of hatha yoga through a lifelong study of movement, anatomy and biomechanics. I’ve worked extensively with clients living with chronic and acute injuries, scoliosis, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, depression and anxiety.
All people deserve to feel at home in their bodies, free from pain, and free to live the life of their dreams. Yoga offers a path towards that freedom, and I’m humbled and honored to share this path with you.