I started attending Yoga WIld in November of 2019 because I found their focus to be wholesome and truly community-oriented. This is one of my favorite studios to attend and hope many others try them.
I was born in Australia to Indian parents and moved to North Carolina at age 5. My young life emphasized the philosophical teachings of yoga, the Bhakti (devotional) practices of yoga and the lifestyle practices of yoga's sister-science Ayurveda. At 18, I moved to NYC to attend New York University, graduating with a dual BA in Anthropology and Psychology. I began a regular yoga practice 15 years ago to balance my fast-paced existence (aka city life) and the vigor of being a college dancer in NYC. After years of striving, yoga offered a place for me to still my mind, to breathe, and to truly be present and aligned with the flow of divine intelligence. In yoga, I found a framework to life and a path to come home to myself.
In 2009, I completed a 200-hr Anusara-Inspired TT from the North Raleigh School of Yoga and a 200-hr Kripalu Yoga TT from the Kripalu Center, as well as a Trauma-Informed TT through Yoga Warriors. I will complete my 500-hr TT from 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle in Dec 2019. I have taught weekly classes regularly for the last 10 years. Through Yoga Alliance, I am an E-RYT with over 2,500 hours of teaching experience and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). I have completed ample further studies with many inspiring teachers and in many styles of yoga over the years - Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Viniyoga, Pre/Post-natal, Baptiste.
My yoga classes range from challenging, playful and dynamic to fluid and restful but ultimately weave together exploration and self-study. My teaching practice is about holding space and encouraging people to a deeper knowing and acceptance of ALL parts of themselves, guiding them to a higher capacity for love in the world. In 2014, I opened the doors to LOOM, a cozy studio in Raleigh, NC, offering private yoga and a unique blend of Thai Yoga Bodywork and healing Qi Gong. In 2017, LOOM relocated to Tacoma, WA, where I continue to serve as a yoga instructor, teacher-trainer, student, nature dweller, military spouse, graphic designer + dog mama.