Your body's ability to H E A L is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe
My Journey with Yoga and Holistic Health
My love for yoga stems from a lifelong draw towards holistic healing. After a misdiagnosed childhood health issue led me to examine the relationship between mind, body, and nutrition, I found yoga as a way to listen to my body's signals, feel at peace in my skin, and "clear the pathways" for my body to self heal at the root cause of its problems, instead of merely masking symptoms. In working with you, my goal is to hold safe, inclusive space for you to meet your body where it's at, and help you reconnect with your own tools for healing.
In high school and college studying English, Psychology, and Music at Northeastern University, I grew more and more interested in meditation, yoga, and bodywork as a means to boost creativity and relieve stress and anxiety. I received Levels I and II Reiki certifications in Boston, MA, under Master Reiki Teacher Cynthia Piltch, Ph.D, and found ways to integrate aspects of energy healing into my career, which included teaching high school English and tutoring teens with learning-based language disabilities in Manhattan, and then running an after-school, nonprofit music program for teens in Methuen and Lawrence, MA. Seeing the benefits of mindfulness in our schools and systems, I eventually travelled to Nosara, Costa Rica, to complete my 200hr YTT at the Nosara Yoga Institute under Don and Amba Stapleton.
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, and Firefly Yoga International, having completed training in trauma-informed yoga in Napa, California. Now, my background in holistic bodywork, education and social outreach, and creative arts therapy, lends itself to a dynamic, Vinyasa-based yoga practice for resilience and relaxation. In class, with plenty of offerings for modifications, I'll encourage you to practice supported strength-building and awareness, in accordance with your body's signals, compassionate listening, and a sense of humor to honor your own unique practice.
That's my story ... I look forward to hearing yours!