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My Teaching Style

 

“Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves.”

-Matt Kahn

 
 
 

This is what I know for sure: When we slow down, notice our breath, and listen to our bodies, a certain power arises. We heal. We gain this power, healing and strength from listening.

I started my journey as a professional dancer. After a succession of losses, including both of my parents at a young age, I felt a deep void.  I felt lonely, sad and afraid.

One day I walked into a tiny yoga studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and taking a yoga session, felt a peace in my body and mind I’d never felt before.

 Thus began a life of studying and teaching yoga.

I have my 200-hour yoga certification from Yoga Works studying with Sarah Bell and Chrissy Carter, my certification in trauma-informed yoga therapy with Liberation Prison Yoga under the Anneke Lucas and an in-depth anatomy training from Anatomy School For Yoga Teachers with Jason Brown.  I have also studied Vipassana meditation at Shambhala Center with Bernie Weitzman and John Baker and have completed numerous inversions and workshops at Jivamukti Yoga School with Sharon Gannon, David Life, Jules Febre, Dechen Thurman and Rima Rabbath.

My teaching style: I ask you what you need, what your movement history is and if you are working with any injuries. I then bring postures and sequences that address your direct goals. I always incorporate breath techniques and have a very strong focus on alignment. Each session I will guide you through asanas (postures) that open and strengthen you. I have worked with pre-natal clients, the elderly, people working through chemo treatments, people suffering from eating disorders (both anorexia/bulimia) those who have just had knee and hip replacement surgery, who are suffering from anxiety, are training for marathons, beginners and advanced.

I have an extensive list of private clients who I love serving. I also teach group classes at Equinox in: vinyasa flow, Gentle Yoga, Basic yoga and Power Yoga. In addition, I teach yoga to companies that include: L’Oreal, Ann Taylor, Allscope Media, Fresh Direct, Quirky, IT Instincts and the Educational Alliance.

I’ve taught inner city youth in the Bronx, people suffering from Dementia and I return every year as the yoga teacher for the New Dramatist’s “Playtime series”, working with the playwrights, directors and actors.

 I’m also a published author, with my work appearing in The Rumpus, Bust Magazine and Yoga Modern. Topics include strength, courage, forgiveness and acceptance.

 The Yoga practice gives us things we never imagined.

 Yoga is coming home to who we truly are.

 I can’t wait to meet you.