What I Give

I teach yoga as an intelligent system informed by my studies of

kinesiology, evolutionary biology, and philosophy of mind. 


My teachings distill my lifelong devotion to the artistic sciences,

translating the esoteric into the accessible.

You receive elegant, effective knowledge in an uplifting, authentic experience.

Together, we approach yoga with balanced perspective of East and West, mind and body,

respect for “what has always been done” and

the curiosity to see “what can be done.”


How I live it

Nobody goes to Duke to become a yoga teacher, but that is what I did.

There is nothing conventional in the life path I have chosen.

I wake daily before dawn to practice 3 hours of creative Ashtanga asana, pranayama, and meditation.

In the evenings, I practice an hour of Iyengar inversions and playful explorations of advanced asana.

My days are devoted to writing, reading, teaching, and long walks in Central Park.

I cook all of my plant-based Ayurvedic meals and love gardening. 

This is my yogic life in New York City.

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Neuroscience from Duke University, 

certifications in Rocket, Ashtanga Vinyasa, as well as barre, Pilates, personal training and spin.

I have been teaching for 16 years.

Sharing knowledge is my true passion; my students are my inspiration.


You will always see me smiling.


Contact Me

​I would love to connect with you! Contact me to:

Express interest in private lessons

Book me for lectures, corporate classes, workshops

Ask questions on

-which yoga tradition is best for you​

-whether your injuries can be healed through yoga

-how Ayurveda will benefit your health ​

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