I still remember my first yoga class over 30 years ago above Merchants Bank in Burlington, Vermont. I was like a kid in a candy store, delighted, curious and hungry for more. Practicing yoga for several years thereafter, I decided to leave the world of hotel management and begin a whole new journey. I spent my summers training with David Swenson in Ashtanga Yoga and began teaching in 1999 after my second child, Haley was born . Since then, I have been fortunate to take my practice with me globally, training with tremendous teachers including Donna Farhi, Max Strom, Claire Norgate, Sarah Powers, Coby Kozlowski, Michelle Dalbec, Jonathan Foust, Scott Blossom, Yoganand and Larissa Carlson.
In 2008, my appetite got stronger driving me toward intensive study in Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. With that same sense of curiousness and delight, I studied to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist at Kripalu Training Center. The timing was perfect, I finished in 2009 just in time to relocate with my family to Beijing, China. In China, teaching yoga took on a whole new meaning as I learned to teach in both Chinese and English. During this period, I enrolled in Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program with The California College of Ayurveda where I completed certification to be an Ayurvedic Health Counselor as well as completing Clinical Ayurvedic Theory.
As an expat, I spent my summers in the United States giving me the opportunity to continue my training at Kripalu. In 2015, I graduated 500 Hour training in Ayurvedic Yoga, 2016 completion of 500 Hour training in Kripalu style yoga. In 2017, I became a Faculty Assistant at Kripalu assisting teacher trainings in both the School of Ayurveda and School of Yoga.
Currently, my husband and I live in Switzerland. We moved here in April 2018. As I dive into another new culture and community, I strive toward Finding My Balance. Quickly indulging into the world of yoga and ayurveda, I continue to teach classes, lead workshops and create lifestyle regimens helping others move toward Finding Their Balance!