author, fitness model, cover girl
I began my career as a varsity synchronized swimmer. My love for movement and fluidity easily transferred from the water to the dance floor when I moved to NYC and enrolled at Peridance International School of Dance. There, I studied ballet, modern dance, and flexibility, but not until I tried a hot yoga class one day that my life was transformed.
As a survivor of domestic violence, my distinct teaching style and practice are heavily influenced by my experiences. Like the cycles of the moon, I focus on the lyrical flow of dark and light, life and death, strength and surrender. Convinced that yoga is much more than just asana, I encourage my students to accept their vulnerabilities. I feel that without weakness there can be no strength and without acceptance there can be no healing. My classes are challenging yet accessible, and provide my students with the knowledge and courage necessary to carry their practice out of the yoga studio and into their daily lives.
In addition to my work as a teacher, I created a project very near and dear to my heart: Ode to the Moon Project. A non profit foundation that uses yoga, art and music together to bring awareness on the topic of domestic violence. www.odetothemoon.com
Now a full-time international yoga instructor and body movement specialist based in New Jersey, I also enjoy teaching flexibility training, Pilates, staby, and one-on-one fitness training.