I am registered as an experienced teacher with the Yoga Alliance at 500 E-RYT. I received my 200-hour certification from Darren Main's training in 2002, and my 300-hour training with Yoga Tree in 2010. I also have a master's degree in Counseling, and certifications in bodywork.
Why I Practice
Yoga has saved my life in countless ways, keeping my body strong and supported, and helping me to become a better human being. When I started yoga, my life was in a lot of transition. Yoga helped me through these changes. Its perspective has also forever changed the way I see my counseling clients, transforming my work with these individuals.
Why I Teach
I believe that human life is blessed with unique capacities that are denied every day by most. Yoga offers a level of integration rare to many disciplines, a systematic way to encounter yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally in ways that transform your understanding of who you are. Yoga, meditation and the power of self-inquiry can resolve such great truths, freeing you to be at peace.
I am fortunate to have met and worked with many of our modern masters, exposing me to the different branches of hatha yoga today. These have included John Friend (Anusara), Anna Forrest, Guru Amrit Desai (Kripalu), Dharma Mitra, and Rod Stryker (Para Yoga). There have been numerous, gifted local teachers that have versed me in the Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa traditions as well. My current teacher in Indian classical music is Sargam Shah.