I remember my first gymnastics class vividly: at five years old I wasn't flexible (everyone else was); I was terrified of going upside-down; and I certainly wasn't "good at it"! So I gave up. Luckily, many years later, I ended up at Dell'Arte School for Physical Theater in Northern California, where acrobatics was a part of the weekly curriculum. I finally discovered that upside-down, among other things, can definitely be learned if you practice how to learn. I have been abundantly blessed to encounter some people who have propelled me forward on this amazing journey: Kevin & Erin O'Keefe with CircusYoga; the mind-blowing NYC AcroYoga kula; and my unconditionally supportive, while also very cool family! AcroYoga heightens my human experience on so many levels, bringing me into harmony with myself and this beautiful world we have the wonderful opportunity to experience.

I will empower your yoga practice on and off your mat. A senior certified AcroYoga teacher, I am known for my joyful, playful approach to partnership and collaboration, and articulate teaching. An E-RYT 200 yoga teacher I have trained with international master teachers for the past ten years in yoga, thai massage, acrobatics and circus arts, particularly Jason Nemer, Jenny Sauer-Klein, Jason & Chelsey Magness. An outdoor enthusiast I weave my experience and on and off the mat into creative, relaxing and inspiring classes. Drawing from my certification with Body-Mind Centering, I offer a holistic approach to exploring biomechanics and the subtle body through movement.
 
I have been teaching children & families since 2005, yoga since 2006, and AcroYoga since 2008. My teaching methodology has been influenced by all these different populations and is beneficial for new practitioners, current yoga teachers, children’s’ yoga teachers and yoga teachers-in-training. My perspective through the lens of AcroYoga heightens kinesthetic and proprioceptive awareness; cultivates trust, communication and community building; and provides a creatively interactive forum to deepen experiential understanding of assists and assisting through basic foundational concepts of acrobatics + thai massage that make yoga more accessible to everyone and every body type. 

I have been a featured presenter at Conferences and Festivals such as ShaktiFest & Wanderlust. My writing is highlighted on ElephantJournal.com.


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