My Yoga Story
I began practicing yoga as a way to heal and prevent injuries from long distance running. At the time I was 18 years old, in college, and suffering from exercise addiction, and bulimia. Although I only practiced yoga a few times per month, it was my first entry into a practice of self-love.
I continued to practice yoga after college. And while it was a great, transformative practice, I was still battling with eating disorders, self-esteem, and body image issues. This ebbed and flowed for awhile. In 2013 I embarked on a long journey of studying to be a yoga teacher. I was not 100% sure I wanted to teach at the time, but I knew I was drawn to yoga unlike anything I had been drawn to before.
It was through these in depth studies and other support that I began to use yoga as a way to help me heal from my tumultuous relationship with my body and food.
I trained to be a yoga teacher through Abhaya Yoga in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Here is finished my 200 hours, and soon after I went on to study at the 500 hour level (I loved it that much!)
In June 2016 I trained to become an Eat Breathe Thrive facilitator so that I could merge the fields of eating disorder healing and yoga.
More recently, I completed an 18 hour Trauma Informed Teacher Training with Hala Khouri
Today I teach private sessions to people suffering from a variety of food and body image issues. I also run 6 week empowerment programs, teach public classes at studios, gyms, and schools throughout Brooklyn.
The essence of yoga is a connection to ones true Self. This Self is not defined by a number on the scale or certificates of accomplishment. It is innate and ever changing. As a yoga teacher, I strive to help people uncover that innate goodness.