I have been a dancer and a mover my entire life. Living with Cystic Fibrosis, staying active is not only enjoyable, but also an important part of staying healthy. After fracturing my femur in a motorcycle accident in 2010, I was looking for a less competitive way than dance to regain an active lifestyle. Yoga became that bridge. Through the practice of yoga, I have regained the mobility, strength and acceptance that were once thought to be lost forever. Last summer, I took the plunge and became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. In my classes, I draw upon my body awareness from being a dancer and ballet teacher to articulate clear yoga instruction with the kindness and acceptance that the Kripalu practice is known for. I am hoping to give my students an opportunity to reconnect with themselves through the practice of yoga.
Kripalu yoga is often described as meditation in motion; I try to be true to that description. I aim to guide students through an experience that is just as much about relaxation and breathing as it is about moving. Yoga is something that everyone at every level should be able to enjoy. I believe that a class doesn’t need to be physically exhausting in order to be a good practice. I also believe that when you are truly involved in your practice sometimes things that seem out of reach become clear and attainable. My goal is to guide a practice that allows you to be just where you are, enjoy the physical aspect of moving and gain awareness of the entire body in the process.
If this sounds like an experience you would be interested in, please look for my regular classes at Earthsong Yoga in Marlboro, MA or Franklin Yoga and Wellness in Franklin, MA. I am also available for small group classes or private instruction. Please contact me for an appointment.
I completed my 200hr yoga instructor certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health over the summer of 2016.