2010 300-hour teacher training through YogaWorks
2009 200-hour teacher training through YogaWorks
2005 200-hour teacher training through Cloud Nine Yoga
From 2001 to present I’ve enjoyed a host of workshops and trainings, deepening my knowledge of asana, anatomy, the emotional body, spirituality, and philosophy. I have studied anatomy and alignment with Sarah Reese and Barbara Stamis.
I take a calm, practical approach to the practice of yoga. I give students precise alignment cues so they can challenge themselves, heal, explore, and grow while accessing more space and flexibility in the mind and body.
What Brought Me to Yoga
I first tried yoga as a way to ease the back pain I was experiencing from creating large metal sculptures, and my body responded quickly to the practice. When I would stop my yoga practice, my body would hurt. Pain taught me to be consistent, and my consistency taught me to listen and witness my actions. While at California State University Fullerton for my master’s in fine art, I completed my first yoga teacher training to deepen my knowledge and understanding of my personal practice. I began teaching the following year.
As an artist who focuses primarily on sculptures inspired by natural and organic forms, I spend time in the art studio as well as outside in the hills and the ocean conducting research.