I teach Vinyasa (flow yoga) classes that are often described as strong, fun, and inspirational. I believe in the power of yoga to awaken each of us to a greater sense of purpose and intentional living, and to unite the yoga community around sustainability and social justice. Classes are intended to build strength, body awareness and flexibility through an integration of breath work, creative sequencing and precise alignment. Classes are safe for newer students and challenging for more experienced yogis, and include hands-on adjustments, descriptive cues, and individualized attention.
I have been practicing and teaching yoga for more than fifteen years. Dedicated to promoting peace, well-being, and sustainability on a global scale, I have a masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Sustainable Development. I have taught human rights to high school students, trained Peace Corps volunteers, volunteered in an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon, worked with Fortune 500 companies to reduce their environmental impact, and managed a leadership, international service and fundraising program aimed at mobilizing the global yoga community for greater social and environmental justice.
I currently manage the Journeys Program for the Pachamama Alliance, which are purposeful, transformative travel immersions that go well beyond traditional eco-tourism or adventure travel. We journey at the request of our indigenous partners in Ecuador who invite us to visit and learn from their ancient cultures and pristine rainforest so that we may carry their wisdom and message home.
Thoughtfully designed and informed by 20 years of experience, each Pachamama Journey is an extraordinary opportunity to step away from the familiar and immerse yourself in an expansive new way of seeing the world.