I’ve had the privilege of learning from many of the most prominent yoga teachers in the West, including Erich Schiffmann, Gary Kraftsow, and Donna Farhi, but my teaching is most influenced by my time at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India, where I studied under the renowned TKV Desikachar. I completed a 500-hour teaching training through Three Rivers Yoga Institute in 2007 and am a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500).
Lighthearted, breath-focused, fluid, life-affirming, BS-free
What Brought Me to Yoga
Vanity, to be honest. The first time I stepped into a yoga class, in 2001, I found myself surrounded by gorgeous, glowing women, and most of them were considerably older than I was. I stuck with yoga because I figured it had something to do with their fabulousness.
I’m a writer by profession and have the incredible good fortune of combining my passions for writing and yoga by writing for publications such as Yoga Journal and Yoga International. I love hiking and camping and rendezvousing with my far-flung friends. I have two young children who bring me great joy and also test my patience, reminding me that the goal of yoga isn’t to twist your body into a pretzel. As Desikachar put it: “The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”