As a musical theatre major in college at University of Michigan, I was the girl in dance class with all of the enthusiasm and rhythm but none of the flexibility, grace or balance. It wasn't until I stretched my tight bod into my very first Trikonasana at an NYC Equinox that I finally felt a fluidity within, a connection to my breath and physicality I never knew I possessed. It was 1996, and I fell in love with yoga then and there.
A love of the practice led to a change of coasts and careers: I left my Broadway stage career in New York and moved to LA in 2002. I have been teaching full time in LA since then, and am both a senior teacher at YogaWorks and a founding teacher at Wanderlust Hollywood. I work with Wanderlust as their music supervisor, and am I also a contributing teacher for their Voyager 200 hour TT.
For me, vinyasa flow is very much a musical experience, and the yoga is intimately connected to the music I play in class. I feel that music is a soundtrack for the breath, a gateway for grace to enter the body and a marinade to soften the mind. Even the breath itself is musical, the pace of it, like a heartbeat, set to a steady rhythm.
I love finding the story in my daily practice, and in my classes I leave space for you to weave your own. A class with me will challenge your body and make you sweat, but it will ultimately connect you to your higher self and tap you into your own creative nature. See you on the mat.