Yoga has played an important role in my personal journey and a massive life change.
For me, yoga really clicked when I realized you don't have to fit into a certain mold to practice. I'd come from a very yoga-centric community where I never felt like "part of the club" when I went to yoga class. In my travels, I discovered so many different types of yogis and yoga styles, and learned that yoga is truly meant for every body, at every stage, and every level of experience and athleticism. I've learned that there is much more to yoga than the physical practice, and all 8 limbs of yoga have influenced my life as well as the coaching program I've put together for my clients.
After connecting deeply with my own practice, I returned to Barcelona to complete a 200-hour teacher training in hot vinyasa yoga. Over the month I built lasting relationships both in and out of the training, faced physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and felt truly grateful to practice yoga Mediterranean-side every day for the month. Once certified, I went on to lead classes at a retreat further south in Spain, where I gained valuable experience working with guests from all backgrounds and experience levels. While there, I also expanded my knowledge and experience with Yin and Restorative Yoga, which I've continued to explore back in NYC.
True to the balance represented in the yin yang symbol, I love to combine the yin styles (slow, calming, low energy) with yang (the hot, high energy stuff) to find both fluid movement and deep, meditative stretches. Learn more about my yoga teaching style here.
trainings & certifications
Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training, Exhale to Inhale (Harlem, NY) May 2018
Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers 100-hour training, Yoga 216 (Chelsea, NY)
September 2017-January 2018
Slower + Deeper: Yin for Teachers with Be Shakti, New Love City (Brooklyn, NY)
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Hot Vinyasa focus, Yogalinda Studio (Barcelona, Spain)
Hands-On :: Touching for Teachers with Keela Williams, New Love City (Brooklyn, NY) May 2019
Neck, Jaw, and Shoulder workshop with Denise Hopkins, Bend & bloom Yoga (Brooklyn, NY) October 2016
Restorative Workshop with Sue Flamm, La Crisalida Retreats (Alicante, Spain)