As a teacher, I empower my students to create a meaningful individual experience by providing a safe and nurturing space to explore the yoga practice. I constantly offer variations to help students learn about their own unique body and how to trust their own intuition more deeply. Above all, I believe that yoga is a path to freedom that each practitioner can experience in a unique, life-affirming way.
I've taught over 2000 hours of yoga classes and am registered as an E-RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance. I am Yoga Teacher Training Faculty at Life Time Athletic, Columbia, MD. I have an eclectic yoga background that has provided me the ability to design creative practices for myself and my students. Initially, I studied with Anusara and Iyengar teachers, as well as Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzzie Grilley, before diving deeper into Ashtanga and Vinyasa. I am currently a student of the 500-hour Viniyoga Teacher Training. My main mentor is Erich Schiffmann, who helped me bring my yoga practice back around to its freeform roots. Through my meditation practice and with Erich's guidance, I have learned how to move through asana practice and through life relying more fully on self-trust and intuition. This sense of freedom is something I hope to guide my own students to finding in their practice.
In addition to my extensive yoga experience, I am a professional belly dancer. My yoga is essential cross-training to my dance career not only to keep my body dancing to its fullest ability for many years, but also to develop an alert and peaceful attitude that allows me to communicate more fully with my dance partners and radiate joy in performance.