I began studying movement while completing my BFA in Theatre in Canada and went on to study Dance/Movement Therapy in the USA.
Yoga entered my life (Ashtanga) in 2004 and in 2008 I began the journey of deepening my studies and practice (Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Yin, Yoga for High Risk Youth and Restorative). In 2010 I began teaching in New York City. Shortly after that I began practicing/studying Thai Massage to improve my awareness of the body and to recognize common holding patterns and trauma in my student's bodies.
My specialization is in somatics, "the body as perceived from within." I am currently completing training in The Feldenkrais Method, a movement therapy based on enhancing awareness of the body and movements, to dissolve self-limiting habits and improve overall body function/mobility.
My yoga teachings are based in mindfulness practices.
Although I still guide students who want to improve their physical strength, flexibility and endurance with a strong yoga practice, I have designed my own yoga program called The Somatic Movement Project.
The primary focus of this program is improving mobilization, overall ease and breathing habits for students with physical limitations due to lifestyle (desk-posture!), injury or emotional trauma.