Yoga shaped me to become the woman I am today because it allows me to embrace where I am at each step of the way. There are always parts of ourselves that we feel uncomfortable acknowledging. Our realist sense of inner happiness is when we can embrace every part of ourselves and love who we are as a whole.
When I look back, I see how far I’ve come and the personal growth I’ve made. I don’t just see my successes; I also see my former challenges, fears, and insecurities. I possess the constant memory of who I am today; I am the whole of my experiences.
I am grateful to yoga, for helping me to acknowledge both my light and my shadows and to feel more comfortable seeing myself more clearly. We cannot grow until we are ready to acknowledge where we are, and yoga has helped me along this journey.
I am a San Francisco- based yoga teacher, teaching since 2012. Before moving back to San Francisco, I taught in Boulder and New York City. Life has brought me to many places that I can call home, but my first home will always be Seattle, Washington.
Being far from home can be challenging because I love my family. I appreciate life's challenges, because I have a deeper appreciation for how truly resilient and strong human beings are. As the youngest of five children, I have been lucky to have so many great role models. My family always taught me that life is not meant to surround me; it is intended to be a part of me. That means approaching every chapter head-on and trust myself!
At my core, I am a dedicated and passionate human, but always try and remind myself to find light in all things. In my free time, I enjoy connecting with friends and new faces, traveling, exploring the outdoors, tapping into creative outlets, and trying new things!
Before my journey with yoga, my passion was dance. Yoga and dance have always been meditative for me, but with yoga, I found a new relationship with the body that was more mindful and healing.
My teaching style is a fusion of the teachings across many schools of yoga. I have over 1000 hours of teacher training dating back to 2012, but I think that every training, workshop, and teacher has taught me something valuable.
I am passionate about teaching mindful flows and workshopping postures. I focus heavily on foundation and alignment to safely prepare for more challenging asanas. I encourage my students to turn inwards, set intentions for their practice, and recognize their strengths - both physically and mentally - in each moment.
Extensive List of Trainings
850+ Hour Yoga Therapy Training
Prema Yoga Institute (IAYT & YA Registered School)
Faculty: Faculty: Jon Witt, Dana Slamp, Dr. Loren Fishman, Stephanie Anne Vitolo, Erica Mather, Dr. Sally Dickerson, Brittany Anderson
Additional Included Trainings:
- Yoga for Osteoporosis w/ Dr. Loren Fishman
- Yoga for Scoliosis w/ dr. Loren Fishman
- Yoga for Migraines w/ Erica Mather
- Yoga for All Bodies
- Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditations
- Restorative Yoga Essentials
- Slow Flow Essentials
- Introduction to Ayurveda and One-on-One Yoga
- Chair Yoga
Faculty: Dr. Loren Fishman, Dr. Chris Walling, Dana Slamp, C-IAYT, Karen Nourizideh, C-IAYT and the PYI yoga therapy faculty
Additional Included Trainings:
- Shoulder Health & Yoga for the Rotator Cuff w/ Dr. Loren Fishman
- Hip Health & Piriformis Syndrome w/ Dr. Loren Fishman
- 15 hour - Yoga Techniques to support mental health w/ Dr. Chris walling
- 12 hour- Yoga Nidra with Karen Nourizadeh, Marc Nelles and Dana Slamp
Faculty: Julia Abravmova, Alison Cramer, Dr. Pratibha Shah, Dana Slamp, Marc Nelles, Sonja Rzepski, Mirabelle D’Cunha, Michelle Briks, Mary Aranas, Yuliana Kim-Grant25 Hour Sound Therapy Training
Faculty: Jessica Caplan, Dana Slamp, Jesal Parikh50 Hour Embodied Philosophy
Faculty: Edwin Bryant, Ph.D, Jacob Kyle, Robert Lindsey, Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
50 Functional Anatomy 1: Transfer Hours from Outside Trainings & College Courses
25 Functional Anatomy 2: Transfer Hours from Outside Trainings & College Courses
Faculty: Sonja Rzepski, Dr. Millie Lee75 Hour Advanced Yoga Therapy
Faculty: Dana Slamp, Julia Ambramova, Tina Paul, Clare Patterson, Kelley Palmer, Lisa Ciocco, Beret Kirkeby, Dr. Chris Walling, Dr. Vani Ghandi, Elizabeth Gottschalk12 Hour Ayurveda & Immunity
25 Hour Yin Yoga Therapeutics
25 Hour Elective Course- Transfer Hours from Outside Trainings & College CoursesProfessional Practicum:
- 75 Hour Clinical Practicum: Dr. Loren Fishman - 30+ years of Yoga Therapy
- 75 Hour General Practicum: Karen Nourizadeh, C-IAYT - Meditation and Mindfulness
Included Course: Transcending Stress with Mindfulness & Meditation (12- hour CE course)
- 75 Hour General Practicum: Sonja Rzepski, C-IAYT- Therapeutic Yoga Specialty: Cardiac Yoga
Specific yogic techniques for managing a post cardiac event and current heart disease symptomology.
15 Hour Yoga Mobility Training Certification, The Mobility Manifesto
Led by: Robin Martin, Dr. Dale Bartek, Will Vargas
7- week Power of Awareness Meditation Training
Led by: Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach
100 Hours of Teacher Training at Karuna Yoga School, Nicaragua
Leads: Dianna Oppenheim & Amber Cook
Advanced Anatomy Lead: Rich Logan
Additional Core Power Yoga Trainings, San Francisco, California
Hot Power Fusion Training / Level 2 Teacher Training
55- Hour Extensions Yoga Teacher Training- Core Power Yoga, Boulder, Colorado
Faculty: Raj Seymour
RYT - 200 Hour Teacher Training, Core Power Yoga, Boulder CO 2012
Lead Faculty: Joy Shanley, Derise Diatta, Rob Loud, Raj Seymour, Jason Bowman, Debra Silverman
Subjects: Cadaver Lab, Anatomy, Chanting, Partner yoga, Sanskrit, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Astrology with Debra Silverman, Ayurveda, Philosophy/meditation with Jason Bowman, Adult CPR/AED, American Red Cross, 2012