I’m a former ballerina turned yoga teacher residing in Philadelphia, PA. After years of professional training with The Rock School for Dance Education, Miami City Ballet School, and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, I hit a road-block and began to feel burnt out by the perfection-driven nature of the ballet world. During an ankle injury in 2011, I took up a daily vinyasa yoga practice as a means of cross-training. It didn't take long for me to discover that there was more to yoga than just physical health benefits. When I realized I was skipping ballet classes in favor of destressing at yoga, I knew it was time to make a shift in my life! In 2016 I left ballet and completed Dhyana Yoga’s Teacher Training Program, joining Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
Shortly after I began teaching scheduled classes with Shanti Yoga and Ayurveda and Philly Power Yoga, in addition to subbing at studios and gyms throughout the city. You can also find me around Philly instructing at events such as Sunrise Yoga at One Liberty Observation Deck and DayBreaker. In 2017 yoga brought me to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua at the Casa Oro Eco Hostel, where I led classes to locals as well as to travelers from around the world. Along with teaching, I am a Design & Merchandising student at Drexel University.
Although my education in yoga instruction is based in ashtanga and vinyasa, my teaching style draws from a variety of yoga schools and my ballet background. By creating dance-like yoga sequences, my mixed-style approach challenges the physical body and connects mediation with movement. While mentally, I concentrate on building empowerment within my students and finding ways to relieve stress built up from everyday life. My goal is to bring out in others the confidence and peace-of-mind that yoga has given me, while challenging the physical body to explore its possibilities. I offer a variety of class levels, teaching in both vinyasa and power yoga styles. To find a class that fits your needs, check out my schedule!