My Approach

I teach yoga with an emphasis on proper alignment and intelligent sequencing. Precision in poses allows us to access the deep physical benefits of each posture while decreasing the likelihood of injury. Smart sequencing methodically leads the body to a place of deep expansiveness and the mind to a state of deep quiet and joy. Every step is purposeful, every pose an invitation and a revelation. As one of my teachers says, those picky alignment details are points of dharana (concentration/focus), drawing the mind within.

My first calling is alignment-based vinyasa flow yoga, but I love teaching other styles as well. No matter the style or level of the class, I teach to the individuals around me. We work hard and take the practice seriously, but always with a sense of fun. I encourage students to listen to their bodies and practice so that they’ll leave feeling better than when they came in. Rest and modification are always encouraged.

My view on yoga with music is liberal, my musical choices eclectic. I teach with no music, with yoga music, with oldies, with indies, with that song you heard playing on the radio earlier today. I believe in utilizing whatever pulls students to the mat, whatever draws them inward, whatever brings them joy.

My teaching and training are in the YogaWorks tradition, which is part of the Krishnamacharya lineage. YogaWorks blends the teachings of BKS Iyengar (Iyengar Yoga), Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga), and TKV Desikachar (Viniyoga, more or less).

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