1. Where are you from and how long have you been in Boston?
I was born and raised in Michigan amongst the woodland and orchards near the Great Lakes. I spent three years living abroad in Florence, Italy and have been a proud resident of Boston for five years.
2. What was your first yoga class like?
I attended my first formal yoga class when I was 16 years old at a studio near my home. I can still remember the sweet smell of the studio and the warm smile of my teacher. It was an incredible experience that I hold close to my heart.
3. What’s your favorite pose to teach?
Savasana. The way in which we come into awareness at the end of a practice with the culmination of asanas—resting in the mind, body, and breath—is a transformative space to hold.
4. As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
Mayurasana or Peacock Pose.
5. Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
In the kitchen. Creating meals with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients is one of my passions. Incorporating the quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” is a great inspiration at mealtime!
6. What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
Garth Stevenson’s album, Flying, is a long-time favorite. Soulful strings are my jam!