I am grateful to my teachers: Richard Schachtel in Seattle for my initial training in Iyengar yoga in 2014; & Khushi Malhotra for teaching me with patience, respect, love & compassion.
Despite what Instagram would have you believe, yoga was not made for or by thin, able-bodied white women in hot pants. However, due to our capitalistic culture yoga has been appropriated to sell clothes & an unattainable "beauty" standard to this group of women. The roots & ancient practice of yoga goes back centuries & is rooted in Southern Asia & Eastern Africa. The practice was always a wholistic ideology that largely focused on breathwork, meditation & a way of living. What we think of yoga today, the postures you might see in your local yoga class, were only born a hundred or so years ago under British rule in India. We owe much to the people who carried this originally oral tradition for years, those who were & are still oppressed for their beliefs & practices. It is because of them we know these healing arts in the U.S.
Part of our pain & suffering is rooted in our disconnection to our own bodies. I teach slow, meditative practices focused on breath & embodiment for people of all sizes, abilities, races & skill level.
private & group sessions available.