I believe that everyone, regardless of physical ability or experience, should have the ability to access the benefits of yoga. Through my own practice, I have experienced first hand the balancing benefits that yoga can provide to both the physical body and the mind. I believe that those with chronic and/or emotional pain benefit immensely from yoga’s focus on breath, meditation and purposeful movement.
My classes guide students through a series of moving meditations, connecting breath, movement and mindfulness; I incorporate props throughout the asana practice and often close classes with restorative options and guided meditation. Above all, I focus on customizing classes to each student’s needs, offering modifications and using props to provide support to students both physically and emotionally.
I have been practicing Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga for over 15 years and completed my 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training with Usha Veda Yoga. I have also completed a variety of specialty trainings: Module 1: Yatri Yoga for Emotional Healing (Reema Datta); Trauma Informed Yoga (Usha Veda Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga); Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain (Yoga for Arthritis).
The concept of Sanga (community) is a core part of my philosophy – I enjoy serving my Brooklyn community and am pursuing a Master of Social Work at Hunter College.
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).