They say the teacher appears when the student is ready. My teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life appeared to me at the perfect time. Founders of the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City, they opened up a new world for me.
I started going to yoga class 5 or 6 days a week. Each class I shed who I thought I was. My body changed. It became stronger and I became more at ease.
It is my profound joy and calling to pass these profound yoga teachings on to others.
I went on to to receive my teacher certification from Yoga Works, my trauma-informed yoga certification with Liberation Prison Yoga, studied meditation at the Shambhala Center with Ethan Nichtern and John Baker and I have continued to study with my teachers Sharon and David for over a decade. I have also studied with Rima Rabbath, Monica Jaggi and draw inspiration from Iyengar yoga.
I am currently studying yoga therapy with Bo Forbes and am in the process of pursuing my Masters in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. I also have attended yoga retreats with Jivamukti at Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Costa Rica and multiple classes and immersions at Andanda and Sivananda Ashram.
In addition to teaching yoga, I am also an actress and producer. I started the non-profit theater company, Ohm Productions, as a way for artists to come together to create theater in a mindful way, being an impetus for diverse voices to be heard. https://ohmproductions.wixsite.com/my-site
I am also the proud founder of the Nursing Home Card Project. The NHCP is committed to uplifting the elderly in nursing homes and helping them not feel alone through the simple act of sending handmade cards. So far, the Nursing Home Card Project has sponsored 8 different nursing homes around the United States and one in the United Kingdom. https://caringbycard.com/
“Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu” means “May all Beings Everywhere be Happy and Free.” In wishing others happiness and uplifting all beings, we too become happy.
When we give away what we want, it comes to us.
Yoga teaches us humility.
Yoga is our returning Home.
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot