What in my practice inspires me to teach: My practice is a place where I am continually growing and learning. I love being able to share what I’ve learned and what I'm working on. But most of all, my students inspire my teaching. The students at Kaia are a force, and we teachers are lucky enough to watch over and participate in all of the energy, community and love that they generate.
My yoga journey: I took my first yoga class in 2002 at the gym I used to go to. I loved it from the first moment. I was immediately interested in learning more. I have studied a number of different styles within the vinyasa community with a number of different teachers. I continue to participate in workshops and trainings, and with every training I realize how much more I have to learn. This endlessly varied and growing path is what keeps the teaching and the yoga exciting and rewarding.
Teaching at Kaia: Kaia is a terrific place to teach. The number and variety of classes offered draw a large and wonderful group of students. I am lucky to teach both in Westport and Darien. Teaching in two places allows me to get to know two distinct communities. It is always fun when a student from one studio “road-trips “ to come to class at another.
Outside of the studio: My husband and I have three boys and a dog and my favorite time outside of the yoga studio is time spent hanging out with them. So far I have only succeeded at getting my husband and my dog to practice yoga, but I have not given up on the boys. Description of my teaching: I think that most teachers teach in the way that they like to practice. For me, I like my practice to be a moving meditation that gets me out of my head and into my body, and I feel that my teaching reflects that. I also believe that yoga can be both physically challenging and mentally quieting ... as Erich Schiffmann says, “yoga is moving into stillness."