ME IN A NUTSHELL
I have been teaching yoga and leading teacher trainings for over a decade. With more than 20 trainings in 200hr and 300hr mentorship formats under my belt, it’s been a good run. Traveling around the US, Mexico, Japan, and Australia has granted me an opportunity to share what I love with curious students around the globe. No exaggeration when I say that I’ve learned something from every single student I’ve met along the way. If you’re reading this, and you’ve taken a training with me, thank you.
If you’re a student who enjoys movement but feels like the yoga mold doesn’t fit your body, mindset, or lifestyle—I’m with you. Maybe you’re a yoga teacher who’s identified that the practice isn’t serving you or your students in all the ways it could—I’ve been there, and I’ve got your back with tools honed over several years of transition away from yoga asana.
Since adding strength training and other functional movement modalities to my repertoire, my practice and priorities have shifted. With deeper examination into the power structures, and systems that perpetuate abuse in yoga lineage, I’ve untethered myself from the philosophical underpinnings as well. I have no interest in teaching the postural sequences and alignment rules imposed for aesthetics and strict dominance over the body. The past several years have brought me to a method of teaching that places the student in the driver’s seat and champions inquiry.
Now, as I pursue my Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, my aim is to make movement more accessible to the general population. I strive to educate about the science of the human body, while embracing the mystery of it all.
I teach multidisciplinary movement inspired by yoga, physical therapy, strength training, Feldenkrais, Functional Range Conditioning, meditation, and conscious relaxation.
My feature on The Mentor Sessions Podcast
I was recently featured as a guest on Francesca Cervero’s podcast, The Mentor Sessions: Support + Strategy for Yoga Teachers.
Francesca is a dear friend and I’m honored to share this episode with you. We discuss why I stopped referring to myself as a yoga teacher, some of the roadblocks we see other teachers run into as they try to make their teaching safer or more thoughtful when it comes to optimal musculoskeletal function, and the advice we can offer them from our experience!
I had fun recording this conversation and I’m confident you’ll enjoy it.
Practice Human Podcast
Multidisciplinary movement, therapy, and contemplative practices for modern life. If you are a body nerd who embraces movement across a wide array of disciplines, or a movement teacher looking to shake things up, you’ve come to the right place. Below are a few listener faves. Click here to see all episodes and follow us on Instagram @practicehuman
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