I’m a mama, a lover of travel, books, music, and forever and always studying our human experience. Based in Austin, TX I teach Vinyasa Krama, Meditation, Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, Teacher Trainings, and Harmonium Lessons around the globe.
My classes ask you to return to the wisdom you have deep within, remind you not to take yourself too seriously, and always keep things interesting! I believe our yoga practice is not just for our own individual lives, but for the collective freedom and good of all beings.
I attended Laughing Lotus College of Yoga in San Francisco and have studied extensively with my teachers there and in NYC. I am deeply humbled and forever grateful to the practice and all of those who have guided me along the way. As Ram Das said, “When you know how to listen, everybody is the guru.”
I’ve been a seeker all my life. It has brought me to the depths of addiction, to all corners of the world, and most importantly to the path of yoga. Through my practice I’ve begun to unravel, explore & understand the most fascinating of all landscapes – the inner one.
I believe in utilizing curiosity and intellect, both mental and somatic, to peel back our many layers and find more freedom in our lives. My teachings are a modge podge of playful sequencing, Yoga and Buddhist philosophy, all on a bedrock of compassionate self-inquiry.
I absolutely LOVE traveling and facilitating experiences around the world and am dedicated to spreading addiction recovery advocacy, education, and hope through my program EMERGE. This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the pain, joy, and awkwardness of being human and how together we can navigate life’s challenges more gracefully.
Some other important things – I have an immense love for shaggy dogs, ice cream, and reading way too many books at once. I’m currently learning how to garden in Australia with 30 chickens, 4 alpacas, and a furry Australian man.
I have deep gratitude for my many teachers on and off the mat as this practice of inner and outer unity has literally saved my life. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
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