Life begins with an inhalation, the fundamental breath, a pillar of the yogic practice. Raised in Brooklyn, as a young dancer, I hopped on the D train to ballet classes at the Clark Center on 8th Ave., and Jazz classes with Luigi on W. 55th St. Performed in NYC, Boston, and New England, taught dance and holistic movement, in Manhattan, and on Long Island at the High School of the Arts, coached fitness at the original David Barton Gym on 6th Ave., while studying 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. Searching for an understanding of this tragic time, brought me to yoga, and its ancient philosophy, of liberating the light of our beings, to share with others. Yoga guides us to an expansive consciousness, of our journey on this earth. The physical postures are 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 I have studied including Jivamukti, Iyengar, Sivananda, Ashtanga, and Kundalini, in a dynamic, breath filled, practice. Through the interweaving of posture, yogic philosophy, anatomy, and ancient chants 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. Present studies include: the canonical philosophies and sacred texts of Eastern Spirituality with Dr. Edwin Bryant, and Asana practice of Iyengar Yoga, studying with my teachers of IYogaDelrayBeach, and IyengarYogaNYC.