I teach how your body works -- and how it could work better -- because the more you understand how you move, breathe, feel and think, the more you can align yourself with your true nature and the more clearly you will be able to put your deepest intentions into practice.
My passion is teaching how the body works. I currently teach yoga classes in New York City, offer individual private sessions, and teach anatomy and physiology for yogis and yoga teachers around the country and worldwide. I also write extensively about yoga, anatomy, physiology and health on social media and for popular websites and publications.
I discovered yoga in my mid-twenties. I had spent my teenage and college years living in a way that was cerebral and disembodied. Yoga re-awakened a lost sense of pleasure in movement and physicality. I practiced other physical disciplines – running, weight training, martial arts and more – but always returned to yoga.
In 2000, I completed teacher training at New York City’s OM Yoga Center. I taught there for 12 years until OM’s closing, including ten years as a teacher trainer.
A lifelong interest in biology and anatomy led me to study with several yoga anatomy teachers, and eventually to a master’s degree in applied physiology from Columbia University.
Since 2012 I have taught at Now Yoga and Sacred Sounds Yoga in New York City, as well as teaching anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers and practitioners.
As I've gotten older, my practice has changed to incorporate other types of movement and training. Prompted by a desire to better understand healthy human movement, I became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. The Feldenkrais method is a powerful system for re-learning integrated, pain-free movement. I'm also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.
Yoga helped to restore my health and brought me to a place of greater embodiment and vitality. I love sharing what I’ve learned with students and helping aspiring teachers develop their knowledge and skills. Understanding the way your body works can profoundly affect your life, allowing you to move with greater awareness and freedom so that you can more clearly put your intentions into action.