I reluctantly began practicing yoga as a stressed out college senior, working the equivalent of a full-time job while trying to finish up my degree. And my skepticism and hesitations about entering the world of yoga were quickly replaced by feelings of calm, acceptance, and joy. As someone who had always hated most physical activity or “exercise,” (left to my own devices, I’d be content to bury my nose in a book or binge watch TV all night while drinking a glass or three of wine- thank god those 7:30 PM yoga classes helped me somewhat break that habit!) I was happy I finally found a physical practice that I truly enjoyed. Slowly but surely, my yoga practice made me feel more comfortable with myself, and it allowed me to come out of my highly introverted shell. And of course, like everyone, I’m still very much a work in progress.
I’m grateful for all the truly wonderful students, teachers, and friends I’ve built relationships with over the years through practicing and teaching at several studios in the area, most notably for Jacqui Bonwell and Jene Rossi for getting me started on my teaching journey. I continue to be inspired by many teachers and colleagues, as well as the elementary school children I teach in my “day job.”
My classes are all about balance- strength and softness, effort and rest, focused work and play, movement and stillness- and I provide space for students to come as they are, take what they need, and leave feeling grounded and refreshed. Although I have my days and moments when I’m a total hot mess, teaching and practicing yoga honestly continue to bring me so much happiness, clarity, and inspiration, and I would love to share that with you before, during, and after class!