Learn. Teach. Train. Wander.
It was always my dream to become a doctor. Studying exercise science and public health at George Washington University was my path to an MD. However I was sidetracked along the way. I fell in love with the idea that exercise is a form of medicine. I fell in love with yoga as it filled the void that remained as I transitioned from competitive figure skating to academia. I dove deeper to learn how yoga and exercise has the power to change how people feel about what their bodies are capable of. I continued along this new path to New York City, where I attended graduate school at Columbia and received a Master's in Public Health in Health Promotion, and studied yoga asana and philosophy. I continue to deepen my awareness in all of these fields through reading, attending workshops, and forming bonds with others who challenge me to learn more.
Teaching yoga is to guide a person on their personal journey. Every meeting is different, based on that day's personal physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Our first meeting will involve an initial consultation during which we'll get to know each other. In the following sessions, you'll be guided through a practice of intention setting, centering, breath work, asana, restoration, and relaxation, all with hands-on assistance and adjustments to deepen your experience.
Exercise is medicine, and I'm so delighted to help people heal themselves of whatever ailments they might feel. Everyone has a different story that leads them to a personal trainer, and I'm so honored to help people learn more about what their bodies are capable of doing. Every Body is different. Whether you're training for a marathon, looking to feel better, are a division one athlete, or just want to mix things up, you are allowed to work with a personal trainer without judgement! Sometimes you just need a little push or change in direction.
While I've been able to call the same house home for nearly 20 years, I've lived a somewhat nomadic existence. A seed was planted at a young age and I've been connected to the Earth ever since. Born into a culture connected to the sun, moon, and water, I've watched how they affect the tides and life on an island. Whenever we had the chance, my family chased sunsets around North, Central, and South America. Personal travels have taken me further abroad and have driven me to co-found Yoga on the Fly. I've lived in DC and NYC where there are so many cultures in a small square mileage.