I believe that the student/teacher relationship is a collaboration and not a hierarchy, and aim to empower my students to cultivate and listen to their inner-teacher. My love for collaboration stems from years of studying theater and film, and I am a proud ensemble member of New Light Theater Project and the co-founder/artistic director of the nonprofit organization Stable Cable. I am a 500-hour registered yoga teacher certified in the YogaWorks method, where my primary teachers were Jodie Rufty & Chrissy Carter, and I also have 100-hours of training in therapeutic & restorative yoga with Jillian Pransky.   In addition to yoga asana, my movement background includes ballet, Viewpoints, and the Alexander Technique.  

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My Yoga Story

When I was 19-years-old, I moved from sunny Southern California to NYC to attend Brooklyn College’s BFA acting program.  It was a culture shock to say the least. It was around this time that I started practicing yoga because I thought that it would compliment the breath and physical work I was doing in my acting training. It didn't take long to discover that it was it was actually complimenting my daily life.  I became drawn to how the practice helped me cultivate patience, combat self-judgment, and become more present with myself and others.

 

I am passionate about sharing these tools with others. No matter what your passion or career path is,  I believe that we are at our happiest and have more to give to our endeavors when we live moment-to-moment and when we feel more in union with our body, breath, and mind.  

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My Teaching

My teaching style is warm and playful with an emphasis on process. I teach yoga asana to share with my students the pure joy that can come from simply moving and breathing, and to remind myself and others to celebrate process versus fixating on the end result.   

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 In my vinyasa classes, you can expect thoughtful and challenging sequences with plenty of options to regress and progress postures to suit your needs. 

 

In my slow flow and restorative classes, you can expect creative imagery and breath work to help you relax and unwind.

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Right now you can practice with me from the comfort of your own home in my livestream classes through YogaSole & The Connective.

My in-person classes at BK Yoga Club, YogaSole, and YogaWorks NYC are currently on hold due to shelter in place orders in NYC.  

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