My journey down the yoga path began through injury. I ran cross country and track in high school, was a Division I athlete at university and continued training and racing post-collegiately in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, two foot surgeries caused me to hang up my racing flats prematurely and instead to stumble into my first yoga class - an Iyengar class at Unity Woods. I had no idea at the time that losing my first love (running) would result in finding the love of a lifetime (yoga).
I undertook my first teacher training at Boundless Yoga in Washington, D.C. under Kim Weeks and Kristen Krash while finishing my second year of graduate school, and upon moving to New York City, I went through my second teacher training at YogaWorks in NYC while working in marketing for PepsiCo. Since then, although my "day jobs" might have changed, my practice and teaching of yoga have not.
I taught for years at the various YogaWorks studios in NYC and now teach weekly here in Washington, D.C., where I consider "home". I will be apprenticing my first yoga teacher training program this fall and winter up in Brooklyn via YogaWorks! I also teach private lessons and write about my experiences as both student and teacher. I approach my classes with insight and understanding about the work-life imbalances of today's culture and with empathy about physical limitations due to injury, accident or otherwise. I teach grounded, alignment-based classes that get the body moving with the breath.
Come practice with me!
Yoga Alliance RYT-500
- 200hr Teacher Training at Boundless Yoga (Washington, D.C.) with Kim Weeks (2008)
- 300hr Teacher Training at YogaWorks (New York City) with Chrissy Carter, Jenny Aurthur and Jodie Rufty (2009)
- YogaWorks Level 1 Certified Teacher (2017)
- Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (New York City) with Jason Brown (2010)