I first discovered yoga in my late teens, living in Los Angeles pursuing a degree in Psychology. I was attracted to the fluid movements and balanced energy the practitioners seemed to radiate and after stumbling through months of yoga classes I started to notice the subtle strength that I was developing – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – I was hooked. I sought out more practices including Bikram, Shadow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and continued to notice the benefits over the next few years. During this time, I began to dive into meditation and went on my first 10 day silent retreat at Shambhala Meditation Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Feeling inspired to share my experience with others, after graduating college in 2010, I moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco to pursue my 200 hour certification with Yoga Tree.
I began teaching right away, and will be forever grateful for my mentors who trusted in me to share my knowledge of yoga with their students as I continued on my own seeking path and through these mentorships, I gained invaluable experience both teaching public classes and assisting workshops and retreats. With 800+ hours of training, self-practice continues to be the leading light behind my teaching and I value time to focus on personal healing through meditation, asana, travel, and community involvement (seva).
My classes are fluid, yet always offer a focus on alignment and technique. By building a strong and balanced foundation (physically, emotionally, spiritually), we can safely work through a powerful, dynamic, and challenging asana practice. We can learn how to add more fire to the practice on days you need it, and we can learn how to embrace stillness – together, with grace and awareness. I am thankful to my most influential teachers, Rusty Wells, Janet Stone, and Jason Crandell….and most of all, every student who has ever walked into my class.