my path to yoga:
Los Angeles trained Yoga teacher - born out of Cambridge, MA.
Two thousand Mass Ave is a place that changed me forever. An earlier life as a three-sport athlete, I finally found something here that challenged me, a Baron Baptiste Yoga practice.
I moved to Santa Monica, CA after nine months on my mat at the Baptiste studio. Intuitively, I knew I belonged on the west coast—one could say it was an ‘inner calling’ for a Yogic community and lifestyle.
Simultaneously working as an Occupational Therapist in LA, attending business school in the evenings—I was an adrenaline junkie. Bigger, faster, more, it could never be enough.
People came into my life at just the rights times, aiding in the exposure of my imbalanced work-life schedule. I witnessed myself claiming to be a Yogi yet working twelve-hour days, six days a week - there was inauthenticity in the way I spent dawn to dusk. Ultimately, presented with a choice, I stopped ‘doing’ the outside things; listening to the ‘American Dream’ of work harder and do more. I surrendered.
My surrender took me to the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, followed by Goa, India to complete a month-long yoga training. It was here I connected to all things, including myself.
I returned to Los Angeles to complete an additional 200-hour YogaWorks training with Carmen Fitzgibbon and Joan Hyman in April 2014; building a community and transitioning into a new way of being in a bustling city, such as LA. I then continued onto a 300-hour mentorship program at YogaWorks with Joan Hyman.
I have most recently traveled to Africa and Asia and I’m now in the process of relocating back to Boston, MA, taking some advanced coursework. I remain committed to my mat, as my teacher has successfully inspired within me. Without my practice, I have little.