What keeps you practicing?
The endless amount of information, possibility, and discovery of the human body, breath, and mind is what keeps me practicing and curious.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
When I was in school at The Boston Conservatory, I met an 81 yr old clarinet alumnus who encouraged me to "press on regardless." His words remind me to keep fighting for what you love and for what lights your soul on fire, no matter what opposition or challenge you may face.
What are you goals as a teacher?
I aim to make my students aware of the relationships the physical and mental bodies have to one another and to the space around them, the relationship the breath has to the movement and accessibility of these parts, and how the quality of these relationships affects the quality of the entire being. Class is a laboratory for each student to explore a "yoking" of each of these parts through asana and through rest.
Besides yoga what do you do to keep a healthy lifestyle?
The mountains are my church, I love hiking and nature and make an effort to get outdoors as much as possible! I also enjoy running, strength training & biking.