A devoted student of life, I first came to the practice of yoga over 20 years ago while pursuing doctoral studies at the Center for Politics & Economics at the Claremont Colleges. It was a revelation to encounter a methodology that concerned itself unconditionally with examining the causes of human suffering in an impartial and comprehensive manner. What began as a simple joy in learning to dance with all aspects of myself through the postures, has since evolved into the study of what it means to be a full and engaged human being in communion with life around me and beyond. Imagine reading your favorite book and realizing that it will never end as long as you keep reading–that is what the practice and state of Yoga is to me. The subject is intensely personal yet gives insight into the universal, the undefinable, the vastness that is unknown, in a simple yet accessible manner, without dogma or predetermined beliefs.
I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar, Ramanand Patel, Peter Thomson, and Kofi Busia, all of whom continue to inspire me and inform my practice through their practices and devotion to those around them. It has been through their direct guidance, example, and care that I have come to be woven into the tapestry of a living tradition and welcomed into a community of learning and love. I am certified to teach in the Iyengar tradition and consider it a great blessing to share the practice with all who are interested in working steadfastly and with an open mind to establish their own direct experience of their body, mind, and spirit in a simple yet joyous manner. I hope you will join me in this practice and that you too may come to discover all that is bright, beautiful, and free!