My love for yoga stems from a lifelong study of holistic healing. After a misdiagnosed childhood health issue led me to reexamine the relationship between mind, body, and nutrition, I stumbled upon yoga as a way to listen to my body's messages and clear the pathways for those signals to travel. Ultimately, yoga informed how to breathe, heal at the root of the issue and, and feel at peace in my skin.
As a child, my parents encouraged active interoception, aka a conscious exploration of the body’s systems and subconscious - such as in meditation, dreams, and awareness of emotional, physical, and subtle/somatic body activities.
While completing an undergrad in English, Psychology, and Music at Northeastern University, I deepened an interest in yoga and bodywork as a means to boost creativity and relieve stress. I received Levels I and II Reiki certifications in Boston, MA, under Master Reiki Teacher Dr. Cynthia Piltch, Ph.D. I found ways to integrate aspects of energy healing into my career, which included teaching high school English and mentoring teens with learning-based language disabilities in Manhattan. I ran a nonprofit youth development music program for teens in Methuen and Lawrence, MA, and currently teach yoga for emotional wellness at Fusion Academy in Huntington Beach, CA. Seeing the benefits of mindfulness in our schools and government funded systems, I travelled to Nosara, Costa Rica, to complete my 200hr YTT at the Nosara Yoga Institute.
Since then, I've studied under Don and Amba Stapleton at the renowned Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica,
Seane Corn of "Off the Mat, Into the World" at Kripalu,
Firefly Yoga International, having completed training in trauma-informed yoga in Napa, California.
Now, my background in holistic bodywork, education, and creative arts therapy, lends itself to a dynamic, Vinyasa-based yoga practice for body awareness and stress management. In class, with plenty of offerings for modifications, I'll encourage you to practice supported strength-building and mindfulness, in accordance with your body's signals, compassionate listening, and a sense of humor to honor your own unique practice.
In working with you, I'll hold safe, inclusive space for you to meet your body where it's at and help reconnect with your innate tools for healing. There are no prerequisites required to work with me. Yoga is merely listening, and we’ll take it from there.
That's my story ... I look forward to hearing yours!