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 gentle yoga session aimed at releasing any internal blocks you may have to experiencing more peace and ease in your life. Extra emphasis is placed on stretching and opening the hips. This class is appropriate for all levels and for anytime of day. Enjoy, yogis!
In this class you can expect deep breathing, intention setting, sun salutations, a crescent-themed flow, warrior 2, reverse warrior, navasana, reverse tabletop, bridge, wheel, thread the needle, spinal twists and savasana. A short but well-rounded practice that’s good for any time of day. Show up for your own self-care. Enjoy, yogis!
You can expect a well-rounded flow with a gentle warm up, sun salutations, a dynamic standing sequence, heart and hip opening and a calming finish.
Try connecting with a positive motivation for wanting to practice, whether it’s for your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health. That motivation will help you stay enthusiastic, even through the challenges of the practice.
This practice focuses on increasing flexibility while surrendering and releasing anything not serving you. Expect gentle hip opening, heart opening, forward folds and spinal twists. Appropriate for all levels and any time of the day! Enjoy, yogis!
You can expect a well-balanced flow session with extra emphasis on releasing control while cultivating inner peace. Enjoy a gentle warm up, strength building in plank and chaturanga, sun salutations, a warrior flow sequence, core strengthening, inversions, hip and heart opening, spinal twists and a rejuvenating savasana.
“When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace.”
This well-balanced practice combines a grounding warm-up with a heat-building standing sequence, challenging core work, as well as a deep opening of the heart and hips. At the end you can expect some relaxing forward folds, spinal twists, and a thoughtful meditation to send you into savasana.
May you take the brightness of your practice and shine your inner light on the world!
This practice is a slow flow designed to gently release physical and emotional tensions around the heart. You can expect longer, slower holds in shoulder, upper back and chest openers. Allow the focus and re-focus of your practice to be your deep breathing. Release any blockages by softening on the exhales. Enjoy, yogis!
This is an energizing flow that guides you through deep breathing, intention-setting, sun salutations, warrior standing poses, arm balancing, inversions, heart and hip opening, forward folds, spinal twists, and a lovely savasana at the end. Practice quieting your monkey mind as you stay present to your body and breath. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a well-rounded flow! It starts out with a gentle warm up, leads into a challenging standing sequence, and ends with a relaxing cool down. You’re invited to approach your time on the mat as an oasis for yourself - a place to feel the full impact of what’s occurring in your life and to shift any patterns that aren’t serving you. Offer yourself comfort in each moment by connecting fully to the breath. Enjoy, yogis!
In this flow allow your body and your breath to be your guide. Listen to the messages and wisdom you receive from within. What to expect: a gentle warm-up, sun salutations, a Warrior 1/Skandasana flow, balancing poses, time for inversions, heart & hip opening, spinal twists, forwards folds and savasana. Enjoy yogis!