Grounded and humble.
What drew you to yoga?
I started seriously practicing yoga in college after seeing a video online of someone doing a sequence of arm balances. I was so struck because it was unlike any yoga I had previously seen or done (shoutout to my mom’s Rodney Yee dvd from the 90’s that we did occasionally) and I just remember thinking, “I want to be that strong.” I promptly started doing yoga at home until I braved up to go practice at a studio. I loved the community that came with the classes and the physical strength came. What held me was the sense of calm that came from the practice. I was hooked!
Why do you practice?
I practice in order to slow myself down, to take notice of my body and how I feel. I often feel the need to go go go and fill up all of my time, but yoga reminds me to pause, take time for myself, and to feel everything.
(Life+) How does yoga change you off the mat?
I’m always in awe of the mental space and clarity that can come with a yoga practice. For me, when I practice consistently, I can tackle the challenges of life with a little more grace and presence.
What is your style?
My teaching style aims for feel-good flows. Expect something slinky and strong that is anchored to intention and the breath.
Where are you when you’re not teaching?
I love painting, baking, and playing music-- usually something creative! I’m working on my Ph.D, so there's lots of reading these days.
What illuminates you?
Good quality time, treats, warm beverages, nature, art, and cats.