I arrived, as we all do, with an inhale, the fundamental breath, a pillar of the yogic practice. I enjoyed a childhood in Brooklyn, and as a teenager, hopped on the D train to ballet classes at the Clark Center on 8th Ave., and Jazz classes with Luigi on W. 55th St. I enjoyed a performing career, in NYC and Boston, taught dance in NYC and on Long Island at the High School of the Arts. I taught holistic movement, and fitness at the original David Barton Gym on 6th Ave., and studied anatomy, physiology and nutrition to support my clients and students. During this time, my best friends, fellow dancers, & artists, in NYC were dying, from AIDS. My search for answers to this tragic experience, brought me to yoga, and its ancient philosophy, how to maintain the light of our beings, and share this light with others. Yoga guides us to an expansive consciousness, and awareness of our journey on this earth. The physical postures are the containers to explore body, breath, mind, and spirit. Yoga strengthens and aligns our bodies, opens our hearts, minds, and awakens each of us, to our authentic selves.
Yoga is a living system, with many schools of practice. My classes combine the best of the yoga lineages of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Kundalini, in a dynamic, breath filled, practice. Through the interweaving of posture, yogic philosophy, anatomy, and often yoga chanting into practice, we raise our vibration, and commit to our own best self. My Certifications are: Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT, Wellness Coaching- Coopers Clinic, Russill Paul - Mantra/Sanskrit, Movement Analysis/Laban Institute, MFA Arts Administration /Brooklyn College, BFA Dance/Adelphi University, CUNY - Anatomy/Physiology.