"Without ourselves present, strong and well,
we cannot do as well in the world."

Dear One,

 

Thank you for your interest in my practice and my studio. I look forward to welcoming you to my heart-home, here is a little information about me. 

 

I started practicing yoga in 1996 as a way to 'slow down', but yoga and self-care often took a back seat to my passion for International Nonprofit work. From The Dominican Republic and The United States, to Kenya and Romania, I spent years working in orphanages and building a NYC-based nonprofit to help eradicate human trafficking. 

 

Then I got sick. My body and my mind were exhausted and unwell, and I was forced to consider the responsibility I had to self-care.

In 2004, I started an intensive yoga practice for emotional and psychological well-being in order to create a larger, stronger foundation for compassion, empathy and mindfulness to preside in my life. I refer to this path as 'Living in a State of Grace', a phrase that I first heard from my brother during one of their ambling conversations about mindfulness. I now use this path to guide me through my practice, my teaching, and through motherhood to two incredible young children. 

 

I completed my first training with meditation master Alan Finger (YogaWorks, NYC) in 2006. I started teaching in 2007, and from 2007 to 2013 attended the 500-hour Yoga Therapeutics Training and Integrative Yoga Therapy Track with Bo Forbes and The New England School of Yoga Therapeutics.

 

I am a member of The Yoga Alliance and The International Association of Yoga Therapists, and specializes in a slow and mindful Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapy.