Where are you from and how long have you been in Boston? I’m from kind of all over but mostly Connecticut, and I’ve been in Boston full-time for the past two years. New England has always felt like home to me, so it’s a pretty good fit.
What was your first yoga class like? I was dragged to my first class against my will! It was a giant, two-floor community class in New York and I was wildly intimidated, but I survived, and I never expected to step foot in a studio again. It wasn’t until years later that I decided to revisit vinyasa and it was love at first asana.
What’s your favorite pose to teach? There’s something really special about seeing someone conquer a fear and find lift-off in crow for the first time.
What do you love most about working with kids and teens? I’m always so impressed with their fearlessness! They’re open to trying new things regardless of the outcome or appearance. Working with teens has helped me find the kid in my own practice.
As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe? Bow (dhanurasana). Nope, just nope! I’ll do it, but I won’t be happy about it. For now I’m hoping to find some peace in it.
Where can we find you when you’re off your mat? I have a touch of the wanderlust, so I’m usually plotting the next trip. When I’m home I’m in my kitchen; it may be tiny but I make the most of it! Cooking real, nourishing meals is my way of showing love, both to others and myself.
What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now? I tend to keep the teen class pretty quiet and mellow, but for my own practice I’m currently obsessed Lost Youth/Lost You by How To Dress Well.