For me, the seeds of yoga were planted early. As a quiet, introverted child, I would often retreat to the basement of my parents' house and explore the connection between breath and sensation in secret on the dusty floor. My study of the breath continued through childhood and adolescence as an equestrian, runner, and vocal performer, culminating in experimentation with asana at the age of sixteen. Though I did not begin my practice in earnest until my early twenties, the thread of yoga has been a constant in my life.
I have always been intrigued by the therapeutic power of yoga and have personally overcome migraines, addiction, depression, and chronic illness with a mixture of yoga and Ayurvedic techniques. It is my belief that consistent yoga practice is a powerful catalyst for personal transformation and a ready source of clarity and strength for anyone with a mind to undertake it.
Education & QualificationsI have studied Ashtanga yoga with David Swenson, Shelley Washington, Matthew Sweeney, and Greg Nardi, as well as local teachers Sharon Moon, Selena Pang, and Jenny Russo. I have sustained a daily home practice since 2006, with all of the trial, error, adaptation, and aloneness that entails.
I have been teaching yoga in Austin since 2010. I have completed the requirements for 200-hour and 500-hour RYT certification, though I choose not to register with the Yoga Alliance. I am a Certified Nutritional Therapist and study Ayurveda with Chase and Elizabeth Bossart. I am currently undertaking a 2-year course in yoga therapy which I expect to complete in 2017. In the meantime, I teach and practice yoga almost every day and learn more from my practice and observing my students than from all of my training combined.