I wholeheartedly believe that a consistent, passionate, mindful yoga practice has the power to transform your life.
Yoga is an ancient system of wellness that ultimately aims to connect you with your innate capacity for wisdom, strength, clarity, and joy. In my classes, you’ll learn simple yet powerful tools for self-care and compassion. Physical postures will help release tension and create circulation and help you to learn to love and care for your body more fully. You’ll also work with your breath as a tool for deep relaxation. Guided meditation and visualization will introduce the philosophy of yoga, which helps you to take the calm and balance you’ve created during your practice off the mat and into your life.
Now is the time to start your practice. I teach public classes in the Chicago Loop at Room to Breathe. I'm a yoga-therapist in-training and the Director of Yoga Programming at the Chicago Center for Behavioral Medicine, whose mission is to provide yoga and other integrated tools for mental wellness. I also teach a limited number of private clients who wish to have the practice customized just for them. Please be in touch if you have any questions about my offerings.
More About Me
I came to yoga after chronic pain and anxiety left me feeling helpless and frustrated. With the help of a committed practice, I developed a more loving and understanding relationship with my body and mind, ultimately allowing healing, balancing, and strengthening to occur over time.
I have studied yoga and several traditions of meditation for over a thousand hours with some of the most renowned teachers throughout the world. My teaching is primarily informed by my studies with Gary Kraftsow, Leslie Kaminoff, and Pema Chodron. I consider myself a lifelong student of yoga and continue to train extensively to keep my classes intelligent, fresh, and inspired. I have completed rigorous advanced teacher training in Viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow. I'm now working toward certification as a yoga therapist.