We are all reflections of one another.
My first memory is of my father teaching me to sit in lotus– I have never known life without the body-mind health benefits of asana. As a child, my Bharatnatyam guru trained me to embody ancient Indian postures (asana) and blessed me me to begin teaching when I was 16. I have been teaching ever since, throughout my years as a student of neuroscience (Duke; Georgetown), and now, as a full-time yogi-artist.
Yoga has given me the energy and direction to live an unconventional life. I wake daily at dawn to practice about four hours of asana, pranayama (breath work), and dharana (meditation). I practice again later in the day, before teaching evening classes. I prepare my meals guided by my studies of Ayurveda, and though I am no longer in school, I still study daily, everything from ancient yogic philosophy to modern theories of physics. I write both fiction and non-fiction, inspired by my dual perspective of science and art. My intention is to understand the fullness of life as a conscious human being, and to share my knowledge with all those who seek.
I began teaching private lessons over ten years ago, and have witnessed the power of personalizing yoga and meditation techniques for the unique needs of each individual. The student-teacher relationship is, to me, both sacred and inspiring. I am honored to embody the yogic life, to share intelligent methods for peaceful health, and see each of my students as a treasured friend.
My vision is to make the world a more peaceful place, one lesson at a time. For public lessons, please find me at Equinox and at The Shala. For photo updates, you can follow my yoga gram or my plant gram. For occasional letters to your inbox, you can sign up for my musings. For the full experience, book a lesson with me. To contact me for private events, teacher trainings, and retreats, please email me. To feel more happy, do more yoga.
I have always been a seeker, and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars and started listening to the teachings of my soul.