I lived and taught middle school in New York City from 2008-2018. I called many studios in Brooklyn home during my early years living there, including Area Yoga, Prema Yoga and Greenhouse Holistic. Over the summer of 2013, I completed my initial 200-hour training with Dana Trixie Flynn, Mary Dana Abbott, Ali Cramer and Sheri Celentano at Laughing Lotus in Manhattan. Following training, I began a 300-hour course of study at Goodyoga in Brooklyn, assisting, teaching and learning alongside a group of amazing teachers who continue to inspire me to this day. I began teaching at Tangerine Yoga with Tamara Behar in 2017, and continue to teach at this beautiful studio from time to time when I visit the city. In Portland, I teach yoga at The Portland Yoga Project and Lila East End Yoga. I also teach a chair yoga class through the Refugee & Immigrant Services branch of Catholic Charities, which is a great joy in my life.
While completing my 300-hour studies at Goodyoga, I practiced Thai Massage, learned beginner Sanskrit, and took many deep dives into the Yoga Sutras, the subtle body, hands-on assists, using essential oils, and Ayurveda. Since 2013, I have followed the call to develop my passions and completed trainings in the harmonium, mantra and chanting, as well as a 25-hour Restorative Yoga training at Laughing Lotus, a week spent practicing and learning Kundalini Yoga on Koh Tao in Thailand, a 20-hour Yin Yoga training with Thomas Drogue and Megan Moss Freeman at the Pathfinder Institute in NYC, and most recently, a 50-hour Ayurveda for Women’s Health training with Ali Cramer at Laughing Lotus. My studies in Ayurveda continue to inform my practice across vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga. I have so much gratitude for the amazing, gracious teachers who have shared their wisdom with me over the years, and I work to honor this wisdom through my own practice every day.
I love to travel and have practiced yoga in Thailand, Japan, India, Iceland, and Costa Rica. An avid adventurer and student by nature, I dream of continuing my studies in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mantra, and Meditation. I also love to follow the course of the moon and offer a Lunar Rhythm training alongside Kelley Voegelin in Portland. Other passions include painting and collaging, dancing, music (catch me DJing!), gardening and cooking, working with children, hiking and writing poetry.