I have always been curious about the body/mind connection and how it works. I started dancing when I was 4 and loved doing just about anything that involved physical activity all through my youth. In my late twenties, while pursuing a career in dance and performance, I began experiencing pain in my body and fatigue in my energy levels. I forced myself to stop dancing and training, thinking it would help me heal. I moved out of New York city to another country and still felt the worst I had ever felt in my life. A friend asked if doing yoga counted as dancing or training and suggested Iyengar yoga.
My love of Iyengar Yoga began. My body began to heal and a few months later I found myself immersed in an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Brighton, England. Eventually I moved to San Francisco to complete my training, finishing in 1997 from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Here I found my home. I taught for years after graduating, then I took a few years off from public classes to raise my 2 children and started back during the fundraising campaign to move our studio to the current location. I volunteer as much as I can for this non-profit and am currently on the programming committee. In 2017 I found my current asana teacher Miri Aloni-Rivlin, Senior 1. I also love the dynamic teachings of Gloria Goldberg and Carolyn Belko Senior teachers as well. I continued to be awed by the practice and teachings of Guruji and Geetaji and now Abhijata.
My yoga asana is balanced with philosophical studies from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. I am truly blessed to have found Kate Holcombe who received her teachings from TKV Desikachar. Kate teaches the importance and relevance of yoga in our everyday lives and not just on the mat. This study is now nourished by work with Mantra Sadhana with Gitte Bechsgaard. Now begins the yoga philosophy practice that informs relationships with ourselves, work, families and which I link back to my yoga teachings.