behaviors, including an eating disorder and depression, I was finally able to find balance and restoration in my life through yoga. I started off
doing yoga in my bedroom - watching videos and listening to tapes. I was at first hesitant to go to a class, and felt very unnerved by
the idea people looking at me, and judging me. Slowly this fear lessened, and I made it to my first Vinyasa class. I realized very
quickly that people weren't staring at me or judging me. I slowly
began to completely let go of fear that I had. It was not long after my first real class that I knew that I wanted to teach yoga. Yoga has allowed me to change my life dramatically through persistent
practice with others, as well as by myself - yoga has transformed my
life in so many ways. My mission is to spread my knowledge of yoga to
those I teach, and allow space for students to find their own balance
and healthy lifestyle.
I can remember coming out of my first yoga class in college ten years ago and feeling like I could breathe for the first time. Since then, yoga has played an integral role in my life and has helped me to manage stress and lead a more balanced and healthy existence. I trained at Kripalu & have participated in workshops with other teachers. When I am not teaching yoga, I am teaching at an environmental education center in Washington, CT.
It wasn't until I started experiencing daily pain and tightness in my hip joints that a dance teacher suggested that I try her yoga class. It was challenging for me to sit in easy pose for more than 5 seconds! After one month of vinyasa yoga and lots of hip opening poses, my hips no longer ached and I became serious about my yoga practice. Since those unexceptional beginnings, I have taken many opportunities to learn much more about yoga and physical fitness in general. I am grateful for having had studied with many excellent teachers and I continue to learn everyday.