Marianne Williamson once said that “It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
We are all born with a light within that carries us through our lives. At times, however, as life presents us with challenges, that light may dim. My childhood was frenetic. At seven, I watched my little brother die, and navigated those years with chronic anxiety. At 23 I was out of school, unemployed, and hiding the truth about an unhealthy relationship. I was numb to life. My light had gone out. “The light has left your eyes,” I heard my mother say. I don’t know if yoga found me or I found it. Through a regular practice, within a year, I found healing and eventually, my calling to help others find theirs.
I have been teaching private and public yoga classes since 2011 in neighborhoods throughout NYC. I teach all ages, levels, and abilities. In my classes I provide a welcoming and safe space for my students to explore, heal, and have fun. My classes include philosophical teachings, poetry, breath work, and alignment principles which weave into a flow that gently challenges students to grow into their fullest potential.
I recieved my RYT 200 Vinyasa certification in 2011 and an RYT 500 advanced training under the tutelage of Tara Glazier and Zhenja La Rosa in 2013.
For years I made myself smaller, hiding in the shadows of others - hiding my own light. Yoga guided me back to my magic and peace. Stepping into our inner power is what yoga is all about and I love that my life is about helping my students break their barriers, on the mat, and perhaps in their own lives.