I began practicing yoga in 1999. Based in New York City and the Catskills, I offer an alignment-focused, slow flow practice that cultivates awareness and equanimity. In my classes and private sessions, I strive to create an open-minded and judgment-free space in which my students can safely explore the practice of yoga and learn to trust the deep, instinctive knowledge of their own bodies, minds, and hearts.
In addition to teaching private students and group classes at studios throughout Manhattan, I've taught at Mount Sinai Hospital's Institute for Advanced Medicine. As part of the Integrative Medicine team, I designed a practice specifically tailored to patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
As a regular columnist for Yoga U Online, I write about yoga's therapeutic benefits and yoga philosophy. My writing has also been featured in MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal.
I recently graduated with a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY- Hunter College. My work as a psychotherapist is informed by the decades I've spent practicing yoga and meditation. Before immersing myself in the study and practice of yoga, I attended the University of Pennsylvania and NYU. Many years of classical ballet training inform my knowledge of kinesiology and anatomy.
My training and certifications include:
- 800-hour History, Literature and Philosophy of Yoga (studied with Brenda Feuerstein)
- Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200-hour level through Yoga Alliance
- MSEd, Mental Health Counseling, CUNY-Hunter College
- Certified Accessible Yoga teacher (studied with Jivana Heyman)
- Certified Therapeutic Yoga teacher (studied with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal)
- Certified Restorative Yoga teacher (studied with Cyndi Lee)
- Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) Workshop (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
- 250-hour yoga teacher training (studied with Nixa DeBellis, Sam Chase and Dana Strong)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - MBSR (studied with Florence DeLavalette)
- Meditation in the Yoga Tradition (studied with Nischala Joy Devi)