Yoga for me was not love at first breath. I took my first yoga class as a college cross country and track runner looking to fulfill a PE requirement to graduate, but by the end of the semester, I had decided yoga wasn't for me. 


It wasn't until I walked into a vinyasa flow yoga class in 2006, a little over a week after moving to Los Angeles from New York, that I really began practicing yoga. I was nursing a sore back from the cross country drive and I couldn’t hold down dog for more than two breaths, but I was hooked. Two days a week turned into three, three into five, five into six. 


That was ten years ago and I'm still as enthusiastic about yoga as I was then. I've kept practicing because my yoga practice has changed my life, and I'm not just talking about stronger arms and longer hamstrings. I teach yoga because I hope to bring others some of the joy, the strength and the ease that it's brought me, both on and off the mat, mentally and physically. And while a consistent yoga practice can be tough work, I also firmly believe it should be fun. I think that sweating and laughing are two of the better things in life, and if you can do both at the same time, all the better. 


I have a 200-hour teaching certification from Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica, Calif., where I both teach and practice regularly. I also have a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Colgate University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. 


I'm available for private and small group classes and love working with new students.














Photo Credits: Josh Nelson