E-RYT 500 | Teacher
I found yoga as a way to heal. Initially finding the time on my mat as a physical workout, it morphed into a practice that helped me to restore mentally and emotionally. My life experiences and the resulting trauma opened space for yoga to take centerstage. Because of the impact and transformation yoga had on me, I became a teacher to share this practice and the adoration I have. I have studied with Jason Crandell, Janet Stone, Judith Hansen Laster, and Noah Mazé and have an alignment-focused approach in both vinyasa and restorative styles of yoga.
Influenced by my father who has been a community leader since I can remember, I utilize yoga as a way to remind us a practitioners of our responsibility towards social justice. Through the usage of observation, self-inquiry, and introspection, we are able to take our practice beyond the physical asanas into direct action as individuals.
Outside of yoga, I have a huge fascination with language and hold a Master’s in Linguistics from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. My life can be summarized into five words: yoga, language, cats, music, and carbs.