As a teacher of Classical Hatha and Restorative Yoga, including Pranayama, I seek to encourage people of all abilities and body types to enjoy yoga. I offer modifications, adjustments, and alternate poses to make yoga postures accessible. I am ardent about alignment, attention to the breath, and the use of props to support practice. I believe it is possible for everyone to experience joy & ease in asana, even while staying at the edge intensity in practice.
I am passionate about fostering compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, and empathetic joy on and off the mat. I believe that at wisdom’s heart, the absolute center of wisdom, is Love which helps us to grow into our own wisdom like trees reaching towards the sun. It is from this place of love that we learn to be at peace with ourselves and open to the world; we rest in the essential self.
My study of yoga has been particularly guided by the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and Swami Kripalvanandji, and my first teacher training experience was at an Iyengar studio. It is from the initial study I did with Iyengar teachers that I base all my instruction.
However, I also include things I’ve learned from other yoga traditions and my Buddhist practice as well. In my personal practice I’ve made a point to try different teaching philosophies. Over time this had lead me to include adjustments and postures, and Pranayama methods in my classes that I’ve learned from Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, Yin, Kundalini, and Ashtanga Vinyasa teachers.