I have been practicing yoga since 1993. In 2009, I was inspired to teach when I started practicing classical Hatha yoga with Chandra Om, the first master teacher of Sri Dharma Mittra
. This is where I found yoga as a profound healing tool for the mind and spirit. I continued with my training through the years but after visiting Swami Satchidananda's Yogaville
in the Virginia mountains, I was inspired to advance my training in the traditional methods of Integral Yoga. Via the Integral Yoga Institutes in New York
, I completed trainings in Intermediate and Advanced Pranayama (breathing techniques), Asana (poses), and Raja Yoga (8 Limbs of Yoga) and Yin Yoga. I try to live the life of a classical yogi through my daily practice of yama and niyama (yogic ethical guidelines), meditation, pranayama, diet and Karma Yoga (selfless service). I do this not just for my own benefit, but so I can dive deep and share the traditional methods of yoga and serve my students wholeheartedly. I am a certified Hatha yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance
and hold certifications that focus on yoga for optimal health and how our wellbeing depends on our environment, energetic flow, thought process, and the seasons.
Some of my certifications are:
- Classical Hatha Yoga
- Integral Hatha Yoga, Intermediate and Advanced
- Yin Yoga
- Hatha Yoga for Seniors
- Therapeutic Yoga, Level 1 and 2
- Reiki Energy Healing, Levels 1 and 2
My certifications allow me to make yoga accessible to all - those suffering from an overworked lifestyle to recovering from injury, disease, and illness. I am known for my calm demeanor, humor and ability to teach compassionately and clearly. I do not just teach postures; I teach how to find yoga within the self so that you can learn to tap into your innate peace during your daily life, away from class. To assist this, all classes incorporate breathing techniques (Pranayama), concentration/meditation (Dharana), as well as body movement (Asana). I offer private and small group sessions, workshops and online classes.
Also, I am a vegan baker! I have incorporated the importance of yogic principles in my baking: ahimsa, mindfulness and love. If you're looking for GF, vegan baked goods for meals and snacks, check out my site Oh Naturel Vegan Bakery.