ne of my favorite childhood memories is I was a dreamer as a kid. I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast, an actress, a singer and a dancer all at once. My sister and I shared a love for movement. When our parents were out in the evening, we would turn up the lights inside, turn on the music, open the curtains and dance to our reflection in the windows. It was so joyous — dopamine levels must have been off the charts. My dreams, in those moments, felt entirely within reach.
I love teaching yoga because I read a great book recently, Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton. She wrote, “In yoga, instead of using my mind to download wisdom, I use my body”. That’s what I love about teaching yoga! In yoga, the body teaches the mind which is a complete flip-flop to what I used to think about how we learn. Our bodies have a lot to say. Yoga can help us learn to listen.
A life lesson I’ve learned from my yoga practice is Like yoga, life can be awkward and frustrating. It's uncomfortable at times. When I stop arguing with what is (in yoga and in life) and breathe, accept and adapt, I experience my life in an entirely different way.
Three words that describe my teaching style: big-hearted, joyful, imperfect
When I’m not teaching yoga, you’ll find me at breathe, with my family, or taking quiet time to read
Three people who inspire me are I am inspired by three categories of people: People who are oppressed by circumstances and still find the good in others, people who have suffered greatly and yet still reach for joy, and people who are privileged and remain compassionate and open-hearted.
One of my favorite quotes is: "What's in the way is the way"
My favorite childhood memory are always the ones where I am outside. Running through neighborhood backyards, playing kickball in the middle of the road I grew up on and simply just being that care free soul that new nothing better then fresh air and a big smile.
The love I have for teaching yoga grows and changes weekly! One that will always remain is my love to help others find their true self from the inside out.
Believe it or not a life lesson I have learned from yoga, is to not take life so seriously. When that happens all you need to do is breathe.
Three words that describe my teaching style would be: grounding, expanding and evolving.
When I am not teaching yoga you will find me outside! Or finding the next best place to sweat in the Rochester community!
Three people who inspire me is hard to narrow it down when the energy from different people inspire me each and everyday. I have however, always brought the up most admiration to my great grandparents.
One of my favorite childhood memories is waking up really early to go to the park with my dad where we fed the birds at sunrise. It was so simple but felt magical.
I love teaching yoga because it allows me to connect with others, witness their evolution, and to be present.
A life lesson I’ve learned from my yoga practice is with each breath, we can always begin again.
Three words that describe my teaching style grounded, heart-centered, ever-evolving
When I’m not teaching yoga you’ll find me traveling, hiking the Adirondack High Peaks, reading, exploring all the amazing local spots, & spending quality time with family & friends.
Three people who inspire me so many people inspire me constantly that it’s hard to choose three! My Grandma has been a major source of inspiration throughout my life; my incredible family & friends; and many strong women who have paved the way.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Curiosity not Certainty"
~ Elizabeth Gilbert
One of my favorite childhood memories is: Vacationing at Lake George with my family. Fishing off the dock with my dad using my pole with the fish shaped handle and hiking in the woods with my dad’s cousin and his kids. Hiking was the most amazing thing ever!
One of my favorite childhood memories is: anything involving the Ocean!
I love teaching meditation because: the awareness and wisdom that is cultivated through Meditation is the greatest tool you can help someone find in themselves!
A life lesson I’ve learned from my yoga and meditation practice is: the best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment!
Three words that describe my teaching style: 1) Ardent 2) Evolving 3) Love
When I’m not teaching, you’ll find me: with animals and gardening
Three people who inspire me are: 1) My Dad 2) Jerry Garcia 3) Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama)
One of my favorite quotes is: "Happiness is available. Please help yourself to it.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
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