I came to yoga through the incredibly diversified knowledge of my dance professors in college. I think I was doing sun salutations, Kundalini kriyas, savasana, and mindfulness meditation before I knew any of that had a name. I honestly don’t remember my first yoga class. I think it was a VHS.

I love movement, and I studied performance, choreography, modern dance, contact improvisation, ballet, Karate, kickboxing, trampoline, aerial dance, Chinese acrobatics, and flying trapeze before coming to Ashtanga. Having worked with Ashtanga, it was an easy transition to power yoga, in which I got my 200 hour certification. My personal practice right now is seeing myself in everyone, even the guy who cuts me off in traffic. My practice is constancy.

I am inspired by Van Halen, Guns N Roses, Bruce Lee, waking up before the sun, Philadelphia, Durham, Donna Fahri, Edward Gorey, Elizabeth Gilbert, and my family. I am a believer in and seeker of win-win situations. When not yoga-fying, you’ll likely find me drawing and painting, writing, singing, nurturing the growing espresso snob within, or at the loudest table in the place.

  • Joined: March 2012

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