As a lifelong athletic overachiever in running, mountain biking, adventure racing, and team sports, I found myself with a host of soft tissue injuries in my mid-20s. Seeking to avoid chronic pain, I came to yoga as a fully-fledged skeptic. After a few classes of trying to “win” each asana, I slowly realized that not only was yoga healing my injuries, it was also teaching me patience and a new way of approaching sports and life.
Since then, I’ve studied with numerous wonderful teachers in a variety of yogic disciplines, and I enjoy sharing their wisdom with my students. My classes incorporate elements of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Qigong into a flowing vinyasa practice that provides options to engage everyone from the new yogi to the advanced practitioner. I’ve taught yoga on both coasts and recently returned to California after ten great years in New England.
As a massage therapist, I also use a multidisciplinary style with a focus full-body function. I’m trained in Swedish, sports massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and trigger point release. My massages incorporate the elements and styles that suit the client’s specific needs and requests.
I’m thrilled to join the great people at Ocean Yoga and look forward to joining the Pacifica community on this shared journey to optimum health!