A Little More About Me
New York, NY
I first walked into a Yoga studio at the age of fourteen. I was in a moment in my life where I was experiencing grief for the first time, having recently lost a friend and mentor whom I connected with deeply. Karen was a deeply spiritual, creative person and I was in search for a way to heal and to connect with her memory. In that moment, Yoga felt like a place to start. Since that moment almost 10 years ago- Yogic practice and philosophy has been my touchstone. I have at times gotten away from the practice, but it always catches me again when I need it. One such time was when I sustained a head injury in college about 3 years ago. In a time when moving forward and healing alluded me, Yoga was there again like an old friend reminding me of my capacity to care for myself and unknowingly begin on a path of treating myself with holistic methods (along with Western medicine) so that I could eventually do the same for others. I am only beginning on the path of collecting training, experience and insight to share with my students, but it is my honor to dedicate my heart and curiosity to that path forever in whatever turns and opportunities it takes.
I began my Yoga personal training with Yoga Nidra, which I still use daily to treat stress and promote restful sleep. But I was soon enthralled by the vigorous, dedicated path of Ashtanga Yoga. The structure of the practice continues to excite me and the feeling of strength and lengthening in my body makes me feel vital. But in more recent years I am also fascinated by Yin Yoga. I enjoy finding a balance of Yin and Yang in my personal practice as well as with my students.
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Private Clients, Families and a Non-Profit in NYC
Experience & Qualifications
I completed my 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training over the course of a year at my home studio of Kusum Institute in Maine. I then taught at Kusum Institute and abroad as the Yoga Teacher for the international theatre company Trinacria Theatre Company in Sicily, with which I also work as an actor and am on the board. I then taught as part of another theatrical residency combining my loves of theatre creation and Yoga teaching. In the midst of this work I also completed a year long Holistic Health Coach Certification with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and wrote a Thesis entitled Breath: In The Experience of Healing and Creativity, both of which deepened my education as a teacher. I also received by BFA from Emerson College in Boston where I studied Theatre and Health Communication (a branch of Public Health focused on the ways in which we educate about health).
I now live and work in the beautiful city of New York! I work with private clients ranging from young artists to busy professional parents. I also teach Family Yoga to kids and their families, workshops in schools, and Little Yogis classes at hotels like Soho House. I also work with the non-profit RipRap Friends teaching yoga to in and out-patient children with cancer.
I would love to continue to teach in NYC, as well as gain more experience teaching internationally!
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Summa Cum Laude) Emerson College: Theatre and Health Communication
Certified Holistic Health Coach: The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
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