My yoga practice began as a form of physical exercise and has since developed into a form of self-expression. Yoga inspires me to learn and study both experientially and formally. Having a degree in studio art, I see many similarities between art and yoga: the creative process inherent in preparation, cultivation, inspiration and transmission.
I completed my first 200-hour yoga teacher training through South Boston Yoga in 2011, and continued to study for an additional 300-hour bodywork training with David Vendetti. In 2014, I completed The Art of Teaching, a fifteen-month 500-hour teacher training course led by Barbara Benagh. During this time I also began practicing Ashtanga Yoga under Kate O’Donnell, and I have been an assistant in the Mysore room since the summer of 2015. Through study with Kate, I became more interested in the practices of Ayurveda, a sister science to yoga, and in December of 2014 I completed Kripalu’s Foundations of Ayurveda, a 200-hour training. Ayurveda has shifted my worldview in many ways, promoting balance and consistency amid a busy lifestyle.
I take what I learn from my yoga and meditation practice and apply it to how and what I teach, always with the intention of helping students stay present to their ever-changing experience. I want students to leave feeling revitalized and strong. My classes are informed by biomechanics/anatomy, formal academic study, and self-study. They are energizing and challenging, with a focus on balancing effort and ease, mindful alignment and thoughtful sequencing.