ABOUT ME I am Los Angeles born and raised, have been practicing Yoga since I was three years old starting with family Yoga, and teaching Yoga professionally for the last 5 years. I am certified in three types of Yoga: Hatha Vinyasa, Anusara, and Chair Yoga for limited mobility. I am currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, but have taught in Los Angeles, California, the Bay Area, Brussels, Belgium, Colorado, and New York City. I have experience teaching in a variety of settings such as Yoga studios, fitness studios, YMCA’s, climbing gyms, private coaching, for Girl’s Youth Soccer Teams, for personal trainers, in retreats, and more. Since the start of the pandemic I have been teaching Yoga virtually to private clients, many of whom are seniors dealing with pain and limited mobility, which led me to become Chair Yoga for limited mobility certified. I have both a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts as a Painter, but through studying painting and Yoga intricately and simultaneously, I have expanded my understanding of self-realization, expression, and soul work. I believe art and Yoga to be totally intertwined and both follow the essence of nature’s spirit which is growth and healing. My art practice, my role as an arts educator, and my approach as a Yoga Instructor are informed by the natural law that everything is interconnected and in relationship. It’s important to honor the energetics of the physical world. Everything in nature wants to grow, and the practice of Yoga is what optimizes growth in the mind and body. I have always felt in alignment with Yogic philosophy as it is a language that comes most naturally to me since I was a child. Hungry for knowledge and a desire to expand my teaching toolbox, I continue to deepen my Yoga studies and pursue further Yoga Teacher Trainings. To me, being a Yoga teacher is a commitment to being a lifelong student both on and off the mat. Through passion and close attentiveness to my body and the practice, I often find myself learning while I teach. I am dedicated to my students, their needs, and translating the wisdom of the body and Yoga in a way that’s impactful and beneficial. I believe Yoga to be a self-integrative and participatory process that is an oscillation between both giving and receiving. It is my job as an instructor to not only share the knowledge but present it in a way that can be adopted, remembered, and embodied. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that Yoga is an art of enhancing the quality of life and it all starts with the mind-body connection.