Robert Frost, “The Road Less Traveled”
A Small Bio
I began practicing yoga while studying massage in Maui in 1999. Life has brought me all over since then, and looking back now, all of it has woven together to create a beautiful tapestry of experiences and a strong background in living in the unknown. In my 5th year of teaching yoga, I created Aligned Flow®, LLC based on my gratitude for all that I have been given and shown, and all the flowing that is still to come in life. It was never my plan to become a yoga instructor, but every single day I am increasingly grateful for the encouragement of my teachers, and the practice which allows me to let go and show up. I gratefully live and practice in Northern NJ with my fiance, Alex, who is also a yoga instructor and a Cross-fit coach.
My primary Hatha yoga teachers have been:
Helena Berg, Maui, HI beginning in 1999,
Nataraja Kallio in Boulder, CO,
Stuart Corn, NJ
The very lovely and knowledgeable teachers at Yogaworks, NYC who led my teacher trainings including: Chrissy Carter, Sarah Bell, Rama Nina Patella, Jeanmarie Paolillo, and Jenny Aurthur
I am currently inspired by many teachers on and off the mat whether we have met in person or not, and whether they recognize themselves to be teachers of yoga or not.
What I Do
I teach group and private yoga instruction, direct a 200 hour yoga teacher training, and lead yoga retreats in beautiful places. I also offer Mobility Treatments for Cross-fit athletes helping them both prevent and heal from injuries, and am proud to be one of the massage therapists for the NY Jets.
My therapeutic massage practice is focused on practical anatomy, creating structural results, and helping my clients from yoga practitioners to non-yoga students, professional and non-competing athletes to find balance in their own bodies within their own lifestyles, activities, and goals. My yoga instruction and massage practice are each based on breath, alignment, and the unique balance that each one of us must find in order to meet and achieve our goals healthfully.
I believe that consciousness exists in every cell of our beings and that the way we breathe has a direct correlation to our health on all levels. Human beings are so full of potential. I feel blessed and humbled to do this work, and am beyond grateful for the many people who have encouraged me on this path. It has brought me to places I would never have imagined, and certainly has made all of the difference.
The Divine spark that exists within me recognizes and honors that same light within you-Namaste.
E-RYT 500, RYS, LMT
prAna Influencer , 2013- present
Pangea Organics Independent Beauty Ecologist, 2013-present www.PangeaOrganics.com/AlignedFlow
Director and Instructor, Aligned Flow® Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, 2013
On site Deep Tissue Massage Therapist for the NY Jets, 2011/2012 , 2012/2013, 2013/2014 seasons
On Staff at Brazen Athletics: Crossfit Link offering Mobility Treatments to professional and non-competing athletes, 2012- present
Co-owner of Anjali (Acupuncture and Yoga) Retreats, a lovely partnership with Terri Brown, LAC 2011-present
Co-taught Yogacarya 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training-2011, 2012
Licensed Massage Therapist(LMT)-2001-present
BodyTalk Modules, 1/2, 3, 4/7, 6, Advanced Practical & MindScape 2005-2009, CBP-2009
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yogaworks NYC-2009, ITA
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yogaworks NYC-2007, ITA (In training assistant- served as a liason between the teacher training staff and the students)
Studied 5 Elements and Plant Spirit Medicine with Marlow Brooks, L.Ac.- Boulder, CO 2004-2005
Bachelors in Contemplative Psychology, Concentration in Somatics, Minor in Traditional Eastern Arts, Concentration in Yoga, Naropa University Boulder, CO-2005