I found yoga in 2010 while on a very different path in life. I was in law school at the time, following a career and path that wasn't my own. My school offered yoga in the basement on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for those two hours each week I found the space to come back to myself. I left law school that next year and while so much in my life has changed since, my yoga practice has remained a sacred constant for me. Yoga first allowed me to come back in connection with my body, which I had become very disconnected from. As my practice deepened I began to come in touch with my emotions in the practice too and also to a deeper connection with spirit. Each day a different practice to meet me in a different space.
In 2014, while in my first year of my masters program in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, I found Laughing Lotus Studio in the mission district and began to deepen my practice there. The yoga felt deeply supportive of the training and emotional work I was doing at school. When the teacher training program in 2015 rolled around, I knew that I had to take advantage of the opportunity to study with Jasmine Tarkeshi and to dive deeper into my yoga practice. In 2015, I completed my 200 hour yoga alliance certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Laughing Lotus studio in San Francisco and began teaching. I am passionate about merging the areas of yoga and therapy, utilizing yoga to support emotional wellbeing.
Teaching yoga is a great joy for me. I enjoy bringing all parts of life and our being into the room: shifting between a playful energy at times to a deeper more contemplative state, and making space for all of it. I like to center my classes around a theme based in spiritual philosophy. It is an honor to be able to offer forward a practice that has given me so much.
Gentle Flow Yoga Teacher
Embrace Studio, Marin (February 2016- December 2016)
Private Yoga Instruction (January 2016- Present)
Ecstatic Dance, San Francisco (November 2016- Present)
Yoga at CIIS (fall 2017)