Yoga was not always my first love. I didn't have an "Oh My God, this is what I have been searching for my whole life", moment after I took my first class. I know...not what I am supposed to say. I was a gym girl, doing intense daily workouts and popping into a yoga class here and there for stretching. After sustaining an injury that didn't allow me to do anything high impact a friend invited me to a Hip-Hop Yoga class. While I still wasn't sold on the yoga, I loved the music so I kept going. After about 6 months, I started trying some different classes and teachers and slowly began to enjoy the practice itself. I realized that I was in love with this practice of yoga, with all my body was able to do and how it felt-no judgements, no expectations.
As a teacher, I strive to offer a safe, welcoming and grounded experience. There is space for everyone, beginners and seasoned practitioners. Taking care of people is in my nature so creating a nurturing space, giving people time to breathe, to let go is something I treasure. Prior to teaching yoga I was a social worker in Boston Public Schools and at a Residential Treatment Center for young men. I saw first hand in others as well as in myself the physical ailments that come when we are not taking care of ourselves mentally and physically. I see teaching as an extension of my social work; therapy but in a very different way. Instead of sitting and talking to someone to help them feel better, I am helping my students help themselves through movement, breath and healing assists. In my classes you will find strength, a deeply authentic flow and a welcoming space to all levels, ages and body types.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
It is important to me to maintain my personal practice and education as a student and teacher. I am honored to be guided by the teachings of my mentor, Tim Kelleher.
RYT-200 Radiant Yoga School August 2013
Art of Alignment & Assisting-2013
Embodying The Flow-Sequencing and Teaching Prana Flow-2013
The Power of Touch with Nicole Clark-2014
Advanced Teaching Mentorship with Tim Kelleher and Daniel Max-2016