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Practicing yoga and meditation for ten years, teaching professionally for five years, I aim to bolster the health of my community, offering physical benefits as well as the spiritual and emotional grounding that practices of yoga and meditation can provide. I believe strongly in the powers of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness not only as indicators of social welfare, but as the essential building blocks of safe and vibrant communities. My teaching is grounded in the belief that healthy, compassionate people are more able to engage in the vital social work that our communities so desperately need. In addition to the ‘general public’, I work with diverse populations, including adults healing from traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s), urban youth ages 6-12, individuals recovering from physical injuries and/or with physical limitations, as well as pregnant and postpartum women.
I view the yoga practice as a means of meditation, a roadmap through the mind and body for helping us connect with our supreme Selves. The yoga practice offers us a chance to be in touch with our creative selves, our true nature, allowing us to move inward towards the source of our own light. With practice, we stoke that light, allowing it to shine through us, enriching our lives and the lives of those around us. My role as a teacher is simply to facilitate the practice and help my students access the teachings in a way that is applicable to them. The fundamental teachings lie in continued practice itself.
I teach asana based classes and retreats, infused qi gong, grounded in meditation and pranayama. My classes are physically invigorating and anatomically accurate, combining slow flow style vinyasa, infused with the detail and awareness of the Iyengar tradition. I guide my students to inquire how the practices can best suit their unique needs. I draw from my experiences as a yogi and a qi gong practitioner, but also work as an artist, intersectional feminist, farmer, 12-step program community member and severe brain injury survivor.
I’m grateful student to my numerous teachers, and their teachers before them, and the lineages that support our practices. In 2014, I completed my RYT 200-hour training through the Boston Yoga School, under the guidance of Ame Wren, Joanna Benevides and Brenna Mathews. I have studied extensively with Kevin Courtney (previously of the Kula Yoga Project) and Thomas Droge (Element Center for Daoist Studies). Under their tutelage, I completed The Bridge Practice, a 9 month course of study exploring the connections between Vedic and Daoist scriptural teachings alongside their respective physical practices. In early 2017, I began to explore Cherokee ceremonial teachings under the guidance of Yona Frenchhawk and Carolyn Little. In addition to these teachers, I study regularly with Annie Hoffman, Iyengar yoga teacher for over 30 years. Over the years, I've had several other incredible teachers, including Joanne Flaherty, Alex Auder, Jaqui Bonwell, Zach Ducak, Alison Sinatra, Georgia Reath, Gabriel Halpbern, Vilma Zaleskaite, Barbara Benaugh, Alana Brennan, and Fez Aswat. I am ever grateful for them all.
In addition to teaching yoga, I am a working visual and performance artist and a social activist. I am pursuing a degree in Fine Arts and Education at Lesley University. I live on a farm north of Boston Massachusetts with my three-legged dog, Bunny. I love spiritual and occult practices from across time, around the world, and beyond.