“…you do it for all sentient beings. Your own experience of pleasure and pain becomes the way that you recognize your kinship with all sentient beings”
Sammy Brown Goodrich
My first yoga class was about 17 years ago in a trailer classroom at our local public school. I was recovering from a herniated disk that left me barely able to walk. I was the grateful student of a kind and supportive teacher who guided me back to health through breath and posture. Through yoga practice, I discovered a way to approach both physical and spiritual life that could sustain me. Inspired to share this practice with others, I earned my 200 hour teaching certificate in 2008 with Rolf Gates.
Additionally, I am a Reiki 2 Practitioner and offer sessions in my home treatment space. Reiki treatments can be effective in reducing the effects of stress and anxiety while assisting the body in its natural ability to heal itself through this gentle hands on technique.
I enjoy teaching an informed Vinyasa/Hatha style of yoga with emphasis on breath, alignment, and joy in movement. My teaching is continually inspired by the teachers who teach me, whether weekly in person or monthly in an on-line training. It is my hope that students experience a practice which becomes an expression for how they want to live, that what feels good in practice manifests in their lives.
Through patience and compassion students will find, for themselves, all that is required for practice is their basic human ability to pay attention and to care.
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Official Yoga Bio
I have been a full time yoga teacher since 2007. The foundation of my teaching practice comes from attention to alignment, breath and the incorporation of intelligent, strong movements. With an understanding that every body is different, each class intends to offer postures and sequences that are sustainable, in the sense that they help students continually reconsider yoga for themselves. It is my hope that the practice of yoga can be a supportive and reflective companion as we age, mature, and evolve towards the best versions of ourselves.
My teaching is also inspired by my formal studies with senior Buddhist teacher and meditation instructor David Nichtern, as well as the writings of Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. I am grateful for my tribe of near and dear teachers who continue to support me and my growth as both a student and fellow teacher.
I feel fortunate to teach what I hold most dear and am grateful for the communities that continually invite me in to share what I believe in.
Trainings and certifications
200 hour yoga teacher training
Usui Reiki Level I Certification
Usui Reiki Level II Certification
Balanced Athlete Certification
Meditation Teacher Certification
Path of Freedom Coursework Completion for co-teaching MBEI program at Concord Medium Security Prison, Concord, MA
Jillain Pransky (online study)
Natasha Rizopoulos (online study)
500 hour yoga teacher training in progress
MetroWest Yoga, MA