The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.
- Bhagawan Nityananda
My yoga life began in 1994 in New York City where I studied at Jivamukti Yoga and the Integral Yoga Center. I returned home to my native Los Angeles in 1998 and continued my practice at Angel City Yoga with such great teachers as Steve Walther, Frank White, Brenda Strong, and Tom Henry.
After moving to West Hollywood I found my way to City Yoga and I discovered the style of Anusara Yoga. I immediately fell in love with the beautiful philosophy, alignment and heart-centered language that is the foundation of Anusara Yoga. I was blessed with the guidance of great teachers such as John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Anthony Benenati, Naime Jezzeny, Sue Elkind and Ross Rayburn.
After completing the 200 hour teacher training at Center For Yoga with Diana Beardsley, another 200 hour teacher training at City Yoga, thousands of hours with John Friend and other senior Anusara Teachers I became a Certified Anusara Instructor in 2002.
Since 2000, I have taught at City Yoga, Center for Yoga, LA Yoga, Yoga at the Village, Mission Street Yoga, Yoga House, Yoga Inside Out, Bala Yoga and (my current home) Black Dog Yoga in Sherman Oaks.
I have had the luck and joy of teaching retreats all over the world, including some with friends Noah Maze and Ross Rayburn. I have taught many Deeper Studies Programs, Immersions and Teacher Trainings and have had the joy of watching many of my students become yoga teachers.
I would call the yoga I now teach “alignment based yoga with a modern spiritual twist”. Using the principles I learned during my years with Anusara I have found my own voice and wisdom in leading people deeper into their own hearts while keeping the body aligned for optimum health and well being.
Having grown up in Laurel Canyon, attending the spiritually open Immaculate Heart High School, majoring in drama at NYU I find it so perfect that my path led me to be a yoga teacher. I truly cannot imagine a better "job" to have.
In 2010 I got married and had a daughter. Being a mother has been the greatest yoga practice ever. For her sake, I hope the skills I have learned on the mat make me a more patient, loving, flexible and blissful parent.