My work is in being mindful. My interest is in self-awareness. From this place of presence, the parts of me that I admire can shine and the parts of me that aren’t so sparkly have their place too. I believe, my (and everyone’s) true self is pure loving-kindness. All of the practice, study and teaching that I engage in is to this end – knowing my true self. This is what I have to share in my yoga classes – my imperfect self, my shiny self, and my dedication to working with and exploring all aspects of yoga. My teaching is informed by my ongoing daily yoga practice and continuous study in the field of health and wellness. I completed study at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. From there, I trained at Sivanada Ashram and Osho Meditation Center in India. I spent 4 years at Ananda Ashram; immersed in study and beginning to teach yoga. In 2008 I co-founded Mudita. Recently, I completed a year of Yoga Anataomy study and became certified as a Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher. I also spend some time each year on silent meditation retreat with my teacher, meditation master, Shiva Rudra Balayogi.