My endless curiosity and fascination with yoga inspires me to hold space for students to journey deeper into their body, heart, mind and spirit.
I’m ever formulating and evolving meaningful yoga experiences to serve my students - I weave many different style of yoga and somatic exercises into my classes to ensure they’re fun, engaging and revitalizing. Always a student, I continue my yoga education and jump at the chance to read, teach or share my learnings with others.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training (2010
Freedom Flow Yoga with Erich Schiffman (2012)
Teaching and Assisting Advanced Asana with Yoganand Michael Carrol (2011)
Integrative Yoga Therapy, working on 800-hr Professional Certification (2013-present)
I founded Keuka Peaceful Roots, a mind-body wellness center based in Hammondsport, NY in 2013. The center offers services to promote both physical and mental well-being including yoga classes, yoga therapy, massage therapy, reiki, and health coaching. I also lead weekly group classes at Sunrise Yoga Center in Ithaca, NY.
One of my favorite ways to offer yoga instruction is at the workplace. At the moment, I offer classes for employees at Wegmans of Ithaca, Cornell Veterinary College, and Steuben County's Municipal Building.
I also see up to five individuals each week for personal yoga instruction, in which the sessions are completely customized to meet their particular needs and condition. Some sessions continue on a weekly basis, others are a one-time meeting in which I help them develop an individualized home yoga practice. Private sessions are available by appointment in Ithaca and Hammondsport.
Lastly, I’m blessed to live and work on Oak & Osage Farm with my partner (and fellow Kripalu Instructor) Peter – where we grow wholesome, beautiful, and delicious vegetables for CSA members, restaurants and farmer’s markets in the Finger Lakes region.
My Core Values
I have a framed copy of “Desiderata” hanging in my studio - I believe it to be a timeless piece of wisdom and a good reminder of what’s important in life. Desiderata was written by poet, Max Ehrmann in 1927.