NICE TO MEET YOU!
i'm so glad our paths have crossed. welcome to my website.
i started taking gym yoga classes at the facility where my husband worked in 2003. i found my root teacher and yoga community in 2004, i still practice with a tender handful of these folks to this day. i am so lucky. these incredible people grew me into the lover of community supported wellness practices that are my source of nourishment to this day.
alongside my friends Julie and Deb, i opened The Breathing Room in 2014. we officially closed the doors there due to restrictions from covid-19 in March of 2020. and like many of you, what a year it has been. so much has changed for me as a person who identified as a yoga teacher for over a decade. this last year has been an enormous reorganization in my mind and heart in terms of how i understand what it is i have been doing all these years!
please join me here for group classes where we move, breathe + rest. where we contemplate philosophies, ideas + culture, and ultimately~ engage in practice that holds us accountable in our privilege.
i have linked here a couple of folks whom i am currently learning from, and other materials that are inspiring my learning. you can find those on the RESOURCES page. they are frequently updated for you. please check them out!
my intention here is to nourish community, and offer you my companionship as a student myself. together we can travel into the learning about who we are, and how that impacts this world we love. i know this world as a western woman with an Abrahamic world view. this is true based on the circumstances of the place i was birthed, and who my ancestors are.
when you join me for classes here, we will spend time discussing factors that limit our own understanding, and explore what our responsibilities are in terms of those limitations. gentle, inquisitive and slow movements, offered to the body from a mind that is welcomed into the present, is the way we will get there.
with gratitude, i honor the pure hearts of my teachers as they have helped shape the student i am today: sundari sita ram, julie mccoy-cox, gepina caterina + danielle lee, among others who have nurtured me along the way. i am also a student of Wah Lum Kung Fu and honor my sifu hiep dang and his efforts to teach me this very old and powerful Chinese tradition.
i am currently in school working towards a nursing degree.
please poke around here + feel free to reach out via the comment section on the home page. may all beings be happy + free. may our practice bring merit to all beings.