I am a certified Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) in a mix of Hatha and therapeutically-oriented yoga styles. I teach a style of yoga that emphasizes breath (pranayama) first and uses that to stabilize movement and poses (asana). My emphasis is not on finding peak physical fitness but on being present in the moment and in our bodies. My classes are slower, breath-centered and I have a range of modifications available to help bring yoga to you. I am a firm believer that everyone is capable of doing and enjoying yoga. It is not about the “perfect” alignment or looking a certain way but about how we feel within our bodies in each pose and how safe or stable we are while moving.
I came to yoga for pain and found a style that helped me feel better in my body. Along the way, I realized that so much of what I was learning in yoga translated into the rest of my life. It is my hope that together we can work on creating a relationship for you with yoga that provides what you are looking for. Ultimately, the intentions for yoga are your own and are unique to each individual. I am here as a guide and to illuminate the many options of practice available through yoga.
I use my background in social justice to create a trauma informed framework for my practice. I am committed to using all of my work and spaces for social justice, including the intersections of race, gender, (dis)ability, mental health, sexuality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status.