I found yoga as a way to heal. Initially finding the time on my mat as a physical workout, it morphed into a practice that helped me to restore mentally and emotionally.
The profound effects yoga had on me sparked a desire to spread my passion for yoga to everyone I meet. I enrolled in yoga teacher training and obtained my RYT 200 certification with Yoga Alliance in December 2016, and completed a second 200 hour in July 2017. I love learning, and continue to further my education. I became certified under the Prison Yoga Project to provide yoga to victims of trauma in June 2017. I work very closely with Danni Pomplun, who I receive a lot of influence and guidance from. I obtained my RYT 500 certification in 2018 through Jason Crandell. Most recently, I trained with Janet Stone in Restorative Yoga.
Outside of yoga, I have a huge fascination with language and hold a Master's in Linguistics from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. My life can be summarized into four words: yoga, language, cats, and carbs.
My classes encourage you to feel your body, with an emphasis on using your breath to feel every inch. I believe in breaking down movements of the body so that students understand the asana fully: the function, the benefit, and how it can be sustainable for years to come. As a bonus, you will also be exposed to my (bad) humor.
My teaching philosophy:
Breath is a guide, movement as medicine.
I believe that yoga is a gateway into reclaiming the mind-body connection that is often lost through busy lifestyles, trauma, stress, and other demands of life. Aside from a physical practice, yoga helps you discover how resilient you really are, be that mentally, spiritually, or emotionally. I provide an intelligent sequence that makes sense within the body while breaking down elements of the vinyasa practice.
See you on your mat!
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