I have had a casual relationship with yoga for over a decade now but it wasn’t until after the birth of my second son, living as an expat family in Holland, that we started going steady. I found a studio within biking distance of our tiny row house and cherished my newfound regular practice, this moving meditation, that let me get out of the house (!!) and carve some “me time” into my day. It helped me to reconnect and reclaim my body after childbirth, discover my strength and keep my sanity (on most days) with two very active little boys at home.
I returned back to the States with my family knowing that I wanted to complete my teacher training and am so fortunate to have found Saraswati’s Yoga Joint in Norwalk. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2014 under the incredible guidance of Donna Jackson and Liz Lowe and have truly found my kula, my community, at SYJ.
In this modern era of social media and constant connectivity where we often find ourselves over-scheduled, overextended and super stressed, yoga allows us to truly slow down; to appreciate and celebrate our perfectly imperfect selves and to cultivate kindness towards ourselves (which translates into more kindness and gratitude for others). We become more aware, more centered and more mindful.
My mat is a place for me to challenge myself, be creative, get inspired and play. I invite my students to explore new postures, to use props, to discover themselves and their bodies through their practice.
I practice and teach alignment-based vinyasa. My classes are soulfully sweet and sweaty. I’ll offer challenging postures for when you want to up your ante as well as lots of luscious poses you’ll want to linger in. I pull from my experience abroad, the sense of wonder and play which has kept me grateful and curious enough to continue exploring on and off of my mat.