My yoga classes aim to awaken inner resources for personal healing and to bring students into alignment with their full potential to thrive both on and off the mat. I balance precise asana instruction and alignment with intention, breath, flow, meditation, and music in classes carefully themed to deepen the student's understanding of yoga.
My classes are infused with love! I focus on the interconnection between mind, body, and spirit while guiding everyone to work at their own pace in a safe, playful, and transformative environment. I encourage students to cultivate authentic self-worth, experience presence in their entire being, and tread the path to higher consciousness.
Central to my teaching is a belief that the more people learn to be present to themselves, the more they are likely to become present to their communities and the greater world. My prayer and vision is that we all rise up and become the light and healing our world so dearly needs.
I received my 200 hour Certification from Center for Yoga in 2004, participated in the Work-scholar Program at Esalen Institute in 2006, and earned my B.A. from Naropa University in 2007. My Major was Traditional Eastern Arts with a 1,000 hour Yoga Teacher Training Concentration; my Minor was Somatic Psychology. In 2008 I graduated from The Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing with a 550 hour Massage Certification. That same year I lived at a wellness center in Auroville, India where I taught yoga and dance. In 2010 I received my professional training to practice Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I graduated from Sofia University in 2013 with my M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and a Specialization in Transpersonal Life Coaching. In 2014 I produced a yoga DVD titled The Yoga of Food: A Whole Person Approach to Eating and in 2016 I produced a meditation CD titled Body Love, Soul Purpose. In 2017 I went on to co-found Body Love, Soul Purpose as a community organization with my good friend Rachel.
I currently practice and teach in Los Angeles and lead retreats worldwide. I love the LA beach community and live in El Segundo with my partner Josh.
This class is perfect for anytime of the day! Enjoy a grounding practice that takes you through cat/cow, sun salutations, a crescent flow, followed by boat pose, reverse table top, thread the needle, spinal twists, happy baby and Savasana. Unburden yourself of any stress, any tension, any difficult emotions or negative thoughts. Free yourself and be at peace!
This short flow sequence will lead you through sun salutations, a dancing warrior flow, bridge, wheel, thread the eye of the needle, reclined twists and savasana. Focus on humbling any business, noise or activity in the mind. Return home to your body, your breath, and the present moment. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a well-rounded vinyasa flow practice which includes grounding and centering at the beginning, a dynamic standing sequence and a meditative cool down. Focus on being present to your experience moment by moment and being comfortable with what’s uncomfortable. Enjoy, Yogis!
Enjoy a gentle warm up, Series A, Series B, standing balance, spinal twists, core strengthening and dancer’s bridge followed by bridge and wheel pose. The cool-down includes happy baby pose, thread the needle, reclined twists and Savasana.
Rather than being overly focused with what the posture looks like from the outside, focus on how each posture feels from the inside. Make friends with whatever you discover!
Ride the wave of the breath through this well-rounded flow. You can expect a mellow warm up, sun salutations, standing poses, arm balancing, core work, inversions, heart and hip opening, spinal twists, forward folds, and savasana! In this practice try connecting to and moving from your soul - the deepest, most loving, and attuned part of yourself. Self-love on the mat is all about knowing your soul and coming home to yourself.
The entry point of spiritual practice in yoga is the body. With this in mind, approach your body as a doorway for healing at deeper levels of your being. Set a positive intention around what you want to strengthen, release or heal whether it’s physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. With that as your foundation, enjoy a well-rounded vinyasa practice with plenty of flow! Stay connected with your breath as you move from a gentle warm up, to a heat-building sequence and then to a gentle cool down. Finishing in Savasana, enjoy!
This well-rounded flow class will take you through a gentle warm up and then lead you through sun salutations, a warrior flow, standing balancing poses, as well as heart and hip opening. From there you can expect a relaxing cool down that includes a forward fold, spinal twisting and savasana. Remember to breathe and stretch with kindness. Enjoy, Yogis!
This class will take you through a well rounded intermediate vinyasa flow. Become present to your experience at every level of your being - body, emotions and mind. Dedicate this practice to becoming healthier, happier and kinder! You can expect a mellow warm up leading into a vigorous heat building sequence followed by a gentle cool down. May you fall in love with the journey and keep the physical goals in perspective. Namaste!
Take the time to connect inward and set an intention to start fresh, tapping into a new version of yourself. Enjoy a short yet well-rounded flow for your body, mind, and spirit. Give yourself permission to feel whatever genuinely arises. Practice holding space for your highs and lows, ups and downs with acceptance and non-judgment. Above all else, breathe! Namaste, Yogis!
This class will guide you through a meaningful intention-setting, a feel good warm up, a few rounds of sun salutations, and into a dancing warrior flow. Afterwards, enjoy a supported shoulder stand, wheel pose, thread the eye of the needle, a wide leg forward fold, spinal twists and a relaxing savasana. Try extending love and respect for your body as you focus on your potential rather than any shortcomings or imperfections. Namaste, Yogis!