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.
Please enjoy a gentle yoga stretch appropriate for all levels! Open your heart and chest to release any long held tensions! May you feel lighter and freer in body and mind. Perfect for anytime you need a little calming, opening and release <3
A well-balanced flow intended to support you with connecting to your authentic self! You can expect a gentle warm up, sun salutations, warrior poses, standing balance, heart and hip opening, spinal twists and of course savasana. Enjoy, yogis!
A well-rounded session that includes cat/cow, sun salutations, a humble warrior flow, backbends, hip openers, twists, and savasana. Extra emphasis is placed on present moment awareness and intention setting. Enjoy, yogis!
A well-rounded flow session that includes intention-setting, deep breathing, sun salutations, a humble warrior flow, camel pose, hip and heart opening, spinal twists, and savasana. There’s extra emphasis placed on connecting to the wisdom within so that you may learn from challenge and bravely open your heart and mind! Keep rising, yogis!
This is a gentle yoga session perfect for relaxing tensions in the body, countering stress, quieting the mind and coming home to the heart space. Give yourself permission to slow down, connect with the breath and turn inward. You can expect gentle stretches for the whole body + savasana for total relaxation. Enjoy, yogis!
What to expect: a gentle warm up that starts with cat/cow, down-dog, and plank and builds into sun salutations and a vigorous standing flow, and ends with a cool down of gentle back-bending and hip opening. Listen to your body and practice compassion for yourself! Enjoy, yogis!
Enjoy this well-rounded flow practice anytime of the day! Complete with a gentle warm up, vigorous standing sequence, and restorative cool down. Part any negative clouds that are blocking your light from shining through. Enjoy, yogis!
Receive whatever flows through in this practice as a message from your heart and let it be just as it is. Take the time to explore the fullness of your practice as you would get to know a loving friend. What to expect: a gentle warm up, sun salutations, a humble warrior flow, standing balances, navasana, supported shoulder-stand, bridge, wheel, spinal twists, savasana, and a gratitude meditation. Enjoy, loves!!
Cultivating your own inner calm and inner peace is a radical gift you can offer to the world! Enjoy this time to go inward and take care of yourself, knowing ultimately it’s a gift to all those you come into contact with! You can expect a well rounded flow sequence squeezed into a 30 minute time-frame. Enjoy, yogis!
Let go of anything other than this time to be present with yourself! Tune in with self-devotion and kindness. You can expect a gentle warm up, sun salutations, a Humble Warrior flow, backbends, hip opening, spinal twists and savasana. Enjoy, yogis!
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