Hometown: Miller Place, NY
Teaching Yoga Since: 2010
What to expect in your classes: As a personal trainer, yoga instructor and someone who has been injured WAY too many times, I decided to break away from the typical yoga class sequencing and bring some mobility exploration to what I teach. As an FRCms (Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist) as well as a Kinstretch instructor, I find that a yoga practice is a great place to introduce practitioners to specific mobility concepts (a phrase I have coined is MoYo – mobility & yoga). I strive to allow practitioners to work on the individual parts of a pose before actually doing the pose. I find that this approach to sequencing gets clients into postures thoughtfully, safely and with a better understanding of what is required. Having been an Ashtanga practitioner for years, I realize the importance of breath, and that too is a big focus in my classes. After all, without the breath what are we really doing? Finally, I strive to bring a sense of lightheartedness and play to the room so that all levels can feel welcome and find success on their mat.
Favorite Movie/Book: Movie: Pulp Fiction Book: The Daily Stoic
Favorite Food: Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Pet Peeve: Liars
Words to live by: “Thoughts become things – choose the good ones” ~Unknown
Fun Fact: I managed to graduate college Summa Cum Laude even though, as a huge Dead Head I spent a lot of time following them around.