"There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way."
- Gautama Buddha
For nearly twenty years, yoga has been a source of inspiration, joy, connectivity, and support in my life, and I consider it a privilege to share my passion with others. My experience of yoga is like the Buddha's experience of happiness, is not an end or something that can be achieved; rather, it is a means, a way of living one's life. I seek to embody the principles of yoga in my daily life as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher and to ignite in my students the bliss of connecting with themselves, each other, and our world.
The sense of connection within and without that is the essence of yoga inspires both my teaching and my life. Through an integrated approach to health grounded in yoga and Ayurveda, I support students to realize their individual wellness goals by meeting them where they are right now--invoking the principle of maitri or unconditional lovingkindness--and offering effective practices that will elevate and accelerate their journey of personal transformation. My teaching style blends alignment and pranayama, mantra and meditation, movement and music, myth and poetry; this fluid blending reflects my dedication to the harmonious integration of yoga into life.
Since receiving the 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification in 2006, I have continued to study and practice a range of disciplines and modalities including restorative and Anusara yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. I have been blessed to have extraordinary teachers and guides whose authentic expression of the teachings inspire my own embodiment of the principles and practices of yoga, and to each of them, I extend my sincerest gratitude for guiding me along the way.
Having experienced the alchemical power of the yogic path firsthand through my own progression from a "weekend warrior" to a devoted sadhaka or seeker, I offer students a compassionate approach while emboldening them to play the edge, engage challenge, and evolve. I invite you to join me in this journey and together, we will tap into the limitless unfolding of your total potential.