I am a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, YAECP) who has practiced and studied yoga since 2002. I have been teaching since 2007. I received my 200-hour certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center and my 500-hour certification from Yogamaya, both in New York City. I believe that teaching yoga is a sacred service to humanity. Through translating powerful philosophical concepts into modern and relatable language, I innovate yoga for today’s student. I have an innate understanding of the body that lets me share sharp, impactful cues that move my students forward in their practice at their own pace. I approach the traditions with awe and reverence while letting go of dogma that doesn’t serve to move me and my students in the direction of yoga.
Between my trainings and since my certifications, I continue my studies with my primary teachers Christina Sell and Constance Braden. I have also studied with Abhijata Iyengar, Gioconda Parker, Stacey Brass, Bryn Chrisman, Manorama, Professor Edwin Bryant, Jason Crandell, Carrie Owerko, and Patricia Walden. I am thankful for all of my teachers on this path, including Keith Borden, Ali Kramer, Gaura Vani Buchwald, HH Radhanath Swami, HH Dhanurdhara Swami, Kaustubha Das, Jai Uttal, and all of my students and friends and family.
In addition to my 200-hour and 500-hour trainings, I continue to pursue education and grow so that I may serve my students. Additional trainings I have completed include:
Modifications, Props, and Progressive Teaching Methods with Christina Sell / San Marcos School of Yoga
Sequencing Strategies with Christina Sell / San Marcos School of Yoga
Sanskrit Studies Level One with Manorama / Exhale Dallas
Bhagavad Gita Intensive with Professor Edwin Bryant / Dallas Iyengar Yoga Studio
Yoga Sutras Intensive with Professor Edwin Bryant / Yogamaya New York
Sanskrit Studies Level Two with Manorama / The Yoga Movement, Dallas TX
Light on Yoga: Cracking the Code with Christina Sell / San Marcos School of Yoga
Moving from the Organs: Experiential Advanced Teacher Training with Judith Hanson Lasater / Living Yoga Dallas
Level One: Journey into Power with Baron Baptiste / Baptiste Institute, Sedona AZ
Corporate Yoga Teacher Training with Tevis Trower / Laughing Lotus NYC
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When I'm not practicing asana, I'm living the principles of yoga through my relationships with other beings, cooking healthy, mindful, and delicious meals, baking sometimes not-so-healthy but definitely delicious treats, reading voraciously, dabbling in writing, and playing with home design. Like most everyone else, I love to travel and see how other folks live. I'm grateful for all of these things but mostly for the people in my life who treat me always with kindness and respect and make me laugh.