Who I am
I am a yoga therapist and meditation teacher, a student of Buddhism and classical yogic practice, and a caregiver.
The heart of my practice is rooted in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, who emphasized individualized practice and believed that yoga should be adapted to foster self inquiry and personal transformation. I have been lucky to study deeply in this tradition at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, in training with my teacher Danielle Tarantola, and with many senior teachers of this lineage.
I also study meditation and Buddhist teachings with Michael Stone, as well as contemplative caregiving at New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, where I serve as an end-of-life doula. My contemplative practice is also linked to my artistic practice as co-director of contemporary dance company a+s works.
I live in Beacon, NY with my painter husband Eric, and I teach throughout NYC and the Hudson Valley. I am also currently in post-graduate training in chaplaincy under the supervision of Zen Buddhist Priest Reverend Trudi Hirsch.
Why I Practice
Practice means to take on a discipline which serves us. Practice infuses our habits with an opportunity for inquiry and the possibility for change. Practice is self care and self realization. Above all, practice is a relationship we build with our internal experience which helps us come to life in the world.
We begin exactly where we are in this moment. Nothing gets left out. Our practice is a structure on which we can rest all of who we are, and to which we can come back daily to find our grounding, to learn, and grow.