A journey in yoga
Yoga came into my life when I met my Ashtanga yoga teacher, Anthony "Prem" Carlisi, in 1997. I practiced Primary Series and I was humbled. I knew that I would practice yoga for the rest of my life. I didn’t know that I would teach, but Prem passed the torch to me when he moved away. After 23 years on the mat, I am still a lifelong student, still humbled and still in-love with the practice.
After pursuing gymnastics in my youth, I became immersed in dance. I spent many years on and off the stage performing ballet, modern, and jazz, and musical theatre. I found my way off the stage and onto the mat after my first child. My yoga classes and teaching style are an eclectic blend of many yoga traditions and cultures from living all over the world. I have been blessed to have studied with many yoga masters. Sri K. Phattbi Jois the father of Astanga yoga, John Friend the father of Anusara Yoga (Levels 1, 2, 3), Kundalini with Master Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and so many incredible teachers who helped me create and define my own flow style. Sharron Gannon and David Life of Jivamukhti Yoga opened my eyes and my practice to incorporate the element of dance and flow in a unique and unorthodox Astanga mix style. I have been inspired by Shiva Rae, Tim Miller, Eddie Stern, Sierra Sherman, Noah Maze, Jeff Martens, Dave Romanelli and Dave Oliver, and my most profound teachers, my family.
Yoga opened me up to many ways of seeing and learning, communicating and growing. Yoga is opening, loving and evolving. Yoga is an ego corrective experience. Finding yoga has helped me practice gratitude everyday in every way.