Yoga is a continual process of discovery – about one’s body, one’s mind, and the integral relationship of the two.
— James Hewitt, The Complete Yoga Book

PHILOSOPHY

Practicing yoga is about process, not perfection. I have been teaching yoga for more than 11 years, and I believe we are first and always students – learning and discovering the many intricate ways that the mind and body are inextricably linked. The yoga mat offers a safe space to learn about balance by falling out of and working towards our edge; a sort of laboratory for observing the chattering of the mind and tensions we may (consciously or unconsciously) hold in our bodies. As a teacher who focuses primarily on private, personalized instruction, my intention is to serve as a conduit or channel to offer the tools that enable students to experience this process of discovery for oneself.

CREDENTIALS & TRAINING

After completing my first teacher training at New York Yoga in 2006, I started working with a handful of private clients, many of whom I continue to practice with today. Over time I broadened my reach of students and private instruction to incorporate children, expectant moms, families and therapeutics. In 2008, I completed Little Flower Yoga’s teacher training to prepare me for teaching yoga for young children, and have received subsequent certifications in prenatal and mommy-and-me yoga (Itsy Bitsy Yoga). Most recently, I have embraced the teachings of Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman of Yoga Shanti, including their 100-hour advanced teacher training. I have also completed a range of restorative and therapeutic workshops at Yoga Shanti NYC and Yoga Shanti Sag Harbor. In September 2016, I had the honor to train with masterful healer and Thai massage teacher T’ai Jammar and receive a certification in Thai massage. I enjoy integrating the nurturing power of restorative yoga with Thai techniques as well as the strength building of vinyasa.

EXPERIENCE

In addition to my background in leading private classes, I worked as a preschool and kindergarten yoga teacher at the Rodeph Sholom School and helped develop an early childhood curriculum for over seven years. I taught at the Jewish Community Center’s Havurah Program for early elementary students and have led numerous birthday parties for children, private classes for families as well as special occasions such as yoga book launches and bachelorette parties. I have taught at studios including New York Yoga, Reflections Yoga, Iron & Silk Fitness, and regularly teach in several of the New York Health and Racquet club locations. In the summer, I tend to split my time between teaching in Manhattan and the Hamptons.