Yoga has changed the way my whole day starts. I look forward to my sessions, and the instructors are all so helpful and kind. Betsy has brought tears to my eyes with her daily affirmations that resonate so deep. Alyssa has an energy about her that is fun, playful, and I enjoy how she incorporates essential oils into the savasana. I’m still exploring new classes and aerial.
I began practicing yoga just after high school and immediately discovered the benefits of regulating the breath simply by paying attention to it. I believe in the power of meditation as a way to transform the body by quieting the mind with a deep focus on the breath. I’ve practiced many forms of yoga but currently hot flow and yin make up my practice. I studied history in graduate school at NYU and critical theory/cultural studies in the ph.d program at the University of Florida. I’m registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 instructor and have two yin certifications: one with Bernie Clark (British Columbia); the other with Josh Summers (Boston). I’m certified through the Warriors at Ease program to teach trauma-sensitive yoga to veterans and first responders. When I’m not working my day job (program director at a research office), teaching/practicing yoga, or working in my garden, I read widely in the arts, specifically literature, poetry, criticism, and history, and I write reviews of poetry collections and novels. In the wee bit of spare time left, I am an avid runner and vegan cook.