Having been in some form of athletic training for most of my life, i’ve always loved the joy and sense of play that can be found through physicality. After moving to the pacific northwest in the late ’90s, I took my first yoga class in 2001 and over the years it has become an indispensable part of my life. I found and continue to find it nourishing both physically and spiritually. In 2008 I decided that I wanted to start teaching, and enrolled in the teacher training program at seattle’s 8 limbs yoga studio.
About the same time, after seeing a cirque du soleil show, I absolutely fell in love with the circus arts and am now completely hooked. I have trained and taught classes at sanca in seattle’s georgetown neighborhood for the last 8 years. I have studied aerials, acrobatics, and tumbling among other things and currently specialize in hand balancing. I also studied for and received my personal training certification from the national strength and conditioning association in 2008.
My classes will challenge you while giving you the freedom toy discover what nurtures you. With breath linking the movements together, I lead a physically challenging class that weaves in yogic and buddhist philosophy and uses the asana practice as a way to understand ones self on a deeper level.