My first encounter with yoga at 28 was a life-changing moment of pure recognition, a sense of coming home. Over the next few decades of study, practicing, teaching and owning a yoga studio, yoga has become my home, my work, my play, my community, my universe. It is the ground beneath my feet and the sky above me.
I study, practice and teach yoga in the Krishnamāchārya lineage. I offer what I have been taught by my teachers—including Kofi Busia, Shubraji, Paul Cabanis, Cristian Pisano—as it comes through me. In addition to formal training with lineage holders, I have a Masters in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College and a Bachelors from Bard College in History, Anthropology and Creative Writing.
In my classes, I weave embodied yoga practice with inspiration from personal experience, poetry, mysticism, anatomy and modern movement theory. I aim to guide students to authentically root in the tradition and also discern and express a relevant, modern and unique path forward. I seek to skillfully transmit practice and wisdom teachings that support flowing life force energy and a quiet, integrated heart and mind.