Private instruction can be beneficial for every type of yoga practitioner: Beginners who feel overwhelmed or intimidated by a group setting, individuals with injuries and therapeutic needs, as well as practitioners who want to take their practices deeper and focus, in-depth, on specific postures or aspects of practice.
“I deeply value that my students have entrusted me to help them find their physical and mental edges….and surpass them.”
My daily practice has completely changed my life. It has given me physical strength and agility that years of pounding at the gym did not provide, it has given me the patience and calm to be less reactionary and habitual when making decisions, and it has given me a fearless attitude to tackle challenges that once seemed inconceivable. In a nutshell, yoga has provided me with a toolbox of skills that keep me on a path of change and growth.
My teaching is an invitation to explore how a yoga practice that is precise and focused can transform us on every level. I believe in teaching my students to pay attention. Noticing the cadence and stream of breath, noticing where they are pushing their bodies too far and where they are shying away from a challenge, noticing when the mind wanders and when it is sharp and focused. This is the ongoing dialogue of the practice and the foundation of its transformative capacity.
I am fascinated by the structure and movement of the human body. I draw upon my studies in the areas of anatomy and kinesiology to develop intelligent sequences for practitioners to safely explore their physical and mental edges. All of my students develop a deep awareness of proper alignment and conscious breathing, which leaves them feeling balanced, empowered, and confident in the skills they have to support a growing practice.
When I’m not teaching I’m a mom – three teenagers! – and a budding guitar player. You can also find me taking courses, reading books, or taking classes in… you guessed it… yoga. I offer my deepest thanks and respect to all the teachers who have inspired my yogic path, in particular my current mentors Cyndi Lee and Magi Eisenberg, both of whom drive me to dig deeper into my own studies and practice.
I hope you will join me on the mat!!