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 is a challenging one hour vinyasa flow class with an emphasis on strengthening self-acceptance and releasing perfectionism. We do want to refine our position in each asana so that prana moves through us clearly and with ease, and at the same time, we want to release the ideal of "perfection" and being at war with ourselves, both on and off the mat. Expect a gentle warm up, sun salutations, a warrior flow, balancing postures, inversions, as well as heart and hip opening. Offer love to yourself and enjoy!
This well rounded, one hour flow class focuses primarily on the breath. Connect with the breath as a tool for countering stress, relaxing tension in the body, quieting emotions, calming the mind, and cultivating more energy. Moment by moment, posture by posture, come back to the breath as an achor for your movement meditation. Expect a gentle warm up, dynamic standing poses, core work, arm balancing, inversions, heart and hip opening, and a gentle cool down. Enjoy, yogis!
The focus of this practice is how to meet the challenges we face both on and off the mat with dignity and poise. When faced with a challenge - what blessings are there? What does the difficult pose or life circumstance have to teach you? Our practice provides a wonderful opportunity to work on observing and overcoming our reactions and limitations. This class includes a gentle warm up, challenging flow sequence and meditative cool-down. Enjoy, yogis!
This class is focused around the theme of cultivating and celebrating your inner light. Can you find a sunshine quality within your own heart?! Enjoy a well rounded and challenging vinyasa flow with fun sequencing, options to modify, as well as time to practice arm balancing and inversions. Enjoy, yogis! ❤
This class is a fun, dynamic and vigorous flow with particular emphasis on self-care. Practice attuning to your body and moving in a way that feels nourishing. Stay invested in the present moment as you connect with the breath and explore what feels good for you. This practice offers a nice blend of spinal twists, standing poses, inversions, arm balancing, hip and heart opening as well as forward folds. Enjoy, yogis!
The theme of this class is Karuna, or compassion. Explore how to integrate compassion from the beginning to the end of your flow and even into the rest of your day! You can expect a warm up, sun salutations, standing balance poses, heart opening, arm balancing, inversions, and a calm cool down.
Enjoy, yogis! ❤
This class is a 1 hour sweaty flow that starts with a gentle warm up, leads into sun salutations, warrior poses, balancing postures, inversions, core strengthening, heart & hip opening, as well as spinal twists, forward folds and savasna. Balance your body, mind & heart in just one hour! Practice self-kindness both on and off the mat. Enjoy, yogis!
Enjoy this one hour intermediate flow designed to challenge you at your edge while opening your heart! You can expect sun salutations, dancing warrior, arm balances, inversions, hip and heart opening, forward folds, twists and savasana. Treat yourself to this time just for you! Leave any tension, stress, or negativity on the mat. Return to your day renewed!
This class focuses on attuning to your body, cultivating a calm center, and practicing self-care. Enjoy a well-rounded vinyasa flow class with a mindful warm-up, challenging standing sequence, and a heart-warming cool down. Included in the class is the opportunity to practice arm balances and inversions. Self care means working outside your comfort zone while also respecting and honoring your boundaries. Enjoy, yogis!
This vinyasa flow class starts with letting go of the events of the day as you turn inward and connect with the breath. We then move through a challenging sequence of standing poses, arm balancing, inversions, back bends, and hip openers. The invitation is to approach your practice with curiosity, mindfulness, non-judgment, playfulness and surrender. Namaste!