These days, I’m especially interested in gentle and restorative yoga as tools for managing stress; in building progressive and functional strength and mobility (so we “householders” feel good in our real lives); and in connecting the skills of mindfulness, kindness, curiosity, and courage that we practice on the mat to our lives off the mat.
In a culture steeped in individualism and injustice, cultivating a practice that is explicitly about remembering our shared humanity and dismantling the beliefs that have kept us feeling separate from one another feels deeply necessary, and profoundly healing.
I am certified in vinyasa, prenatal, and restorative yoga, and have specialized training in biomechanics, myofascial release, yoga for chronic pain, adaptive yoga for brain injury, and private yoga.
I teach yoga because yoga practice has profoundly changed my life — been with me through writer’s block, pregnancy, parenting, injuries, grief, growth, joy, and creativity — and I love sharing it.
I especially love witnessing the gradual but real shifts over time in how people breathe, move, and feel when they commit to a yoga practice.
I am grateful to the primary teachers who have nurtured the roots of my practice:
Lynda Barry’s Writing the Unthinkable workshop for blowing my mind;
Corina Benner, Felicia Comisar, and Kate Howell at Wake Up Yoga, for my foundational teacher training;
and Zhenja LaRosa, for nerdiness, nuance, and depth.
I have also been deeply influenced by trainings with Jacci Gruninger, Marlysa Sullivan, Trina Altman, Jules Mitchell, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams.
I’m endlessly grateful to Francesca Cervero for her ongoing support and mentorship.