I began teaching yoga in 2001 and have been a devoted student of the practice for over 20 years. I am an Experienced Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (E-RYT500) with an additional emphasis in Prenatal Yoga (RPYT). My classes are thoughtfully designed, and encourage an individualized exploration of yoga postures with breath awareness as the primary focus. I have lived and studied yoga in Southern California, India, and San Francisco. I now live in Santa Cruz with my husband Nick, and daughters Poppy and Amma, where I co-founded Luma Yoga and Family Center. My idea for the center sprang from a desire to integrate family life with personal health and wellbeing. The center serves individuals of all ages and honors that the peace and wellbeing we seek through yoga can be accessed through quiet and solitude, but also through a vibrant and diverse community. Prior to opening Luma where I currently teach, I taught in Santa Monica, San Francisco, Berkeley, and at Nourish in Santa Cruz.