Over the past 20 years, I have developed a unique and eclectic approach to practicing yoga that awakens the natural intelligence of one’s body through conscious attention. This natural intelligence that arises from paying attention is ultimately what leads to an integrated body. In the classes and workshops I teach, and with my private clients, I utilize principles and practices of yoga, somatics and movement education, as well as insights from my experience with modern dance, embodied anatomy, developmental movement, and the principals of Body Mind Centering®, to encourage a whole body exploration. This practice, full of deep inquiry brings awareness inside and out, and awakens curiosity and clarity in each moment, movement and breath.
A common thread in my life, thus far, is my love of movement. As a modern dancer in NYC and later when I found yoga, movement provided me with a sense of great refuge and nourishment, and a way to express and communicate my experience of self in a way that transcends words. Over the years, I have sought out different environments and situations in which I could share my love of movement, as a teacher of one sort or another. Whether it be in a modern dance class, a nursing home, a mental health facility, a yoga studio or with individuals that live with cerebral palsy, I have observed that movement itself is valuable, but that when one experiences their body with conscious attention the experience can be even more profound. When we remember that movement is our fundamental birthright and we practice being present with our experience in our bodies, something unique and nourishing happens; we experience a more integrated body.
If you are curious about what happens when you pay attention to your internal body and how you perceive yourself in relationship to the world around you, my inquiry-based yoga practice is for you.