Plain and simple: yoga makes me happy. My crankiest moods and even crankier body always feels better after some time on my mat. Teaching yoga is no different. A few minutes into leading a class and everything feels right.
Yoga has been a constant in my life for 15 years. I find this remarkable. I began teaching in 2000, starting out as an ashtanga instructor fresh from a stint in San Francisco. I have taught from New York City north to New Haven, CT (where I currently live in the suburb of Hamden with my loving husband and two fabulous sons) to teach classes, workshops, one on one therapeutic yoga and sports specific curricula. My home studio for the past decade is Saraswati’s Yoga Joint in Norwalk, CT.
My classes are sweet and sweaty. You will find your inner strength challenged and busy mind quieted in every practice. We will laugh together. We will be our unique selves together.
I am loud, outspoken and direct. I have a gift for describing a pose in a way that your mind will easily understand and your body will love and vice versa.
I have been a licensed massage therapist and believe in self-care, both necessary and self-indulgent. My new infatuation is Yoga Tune Up™ Therapy Ball Self Massage. Try it once. Seriously.
My teaching has been influenced by many fabulous teachers, too many to list. I think of my first teacher every single time I teach and Beryl Bender Birch changed my life. I am so grateful for the classrooms I have sat in as a student and the many times I have unfurled my mat to be guided by some phenomenal instructor who so willingly imparts their wisdom.
The best teachers have been my students. I learn more every time I teach and end each class with a thought of gratitude. Come be my teacher. I am eager to learn from you.