At the age of 4 years old, I started ballet classes and from then on I never stopped dancing. Movement and dance, and that connection to my body became the way in which I understand the world. It was and it is the way I express myself.
When I was 18 I moved to Los Angeles, California to dance professionally, which included stage and film performances and teaching. However, in 2003 I had a injury from dance and everything I tried to do to heal my body seemed to be short term fix.
Then, I found yoga. Yoga not only helped to heal my body in a continuous, sustainable way, but it also became the path for deepening my spiritual practice. In 2005, I moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend Naropa University. I continued to teach dance, and I began my studies at the University with a focus in contemplative Buddhism and Traditional Eastern Arts with a focus in Yoga History. I graduated from Naropa’s 2 year 1000 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007 and immediately began teaching. In 2008, I also began my studies to become a midwife. My additional interest and exposure to pregnancy and mothers led me to become certified in prenatal yoga.
In my yoga class I work to make a strong flow style practice. My hope is to provide a well rounded class that focuses on movement, breath, alignment, strength, openness, yogic philosophy, mindfulness, and a touch of good will and humor.
I love that yoga provides a framework which not only moves and opens the body, but also harnesses the breath, mind and spirit. I find that when I show up to my mat to do asana it readies me for the yoga of everyday life. My goal as a teacher is to help provide that opportunity to my students, to show them the unlocking powers of movement and breath and possibilities of a more open and balanced life.