ABOUT MY CLASSES
My yoga classes feature challenging poses embedded in eloquent sequences with detailed instructions on how to move into your fullest expression of each pose. I offer students a dynamic vinyasa practice infused with a devotional intention that integrates vigorous movement with focused attention. I encourage full-body breathing (ujjayi breath) as the means to keep one’s consciousness connected to the body at every moment for the duration of each practice, play an uplifting and eclectic music mix that echoes the philosophical theme of each class, and keep the mood light with a generous supply of humor and spontaneity.
My classes commence with chanting as a centering technique, include sound bites of yoga philosophy to establish our trajectory, and conclude with meditation as a culmination of the practice. My goal is to lead a practice that illuminates the distinction between the moving and breathing body and the person who is watching the body move and breath. My hope is for every student to experience simultaneous feelings spiritual exhilaration and physical relaxation.
I've been interested in yoga, meditation and eastern spiritual philosophy for as long as I can remember. From 1977 through 1982 I lived full-time in devotional yoga ashrams and intentional spiritual communities. After many years of practice I began my career as a yoga teacher in 2009. I make my yoga philosophy workshops and courses accessible and intellectually stimulating by encouraging a lot of active participation, discussion and discovery. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500-hour teacher and hold an 800-Hour Jivamukti Yoga teaching certification. My regular teaching schedule includes classes in the DC area and workshops throughout the Mid-atlantic region. I also offer yoga retreats and Yoga Teacher Training courses, lead workshops at national conferences and festivals, and write for teachasana.com.