This is a bit about me. I have been practicing movement since 1980 and graduated from Baltimore School for The Arts in 1995 with a background in Ballet and Modern Dance. I moved to Los Angeles, CA in the summer of 1995 to apprentice with LA Ballet Company. I began practicing Yoga for self-care and stopped dancing ballet to focus on learning a system of Yoga called, Vinyasa. I also started studying ancient texts about Yoga including Sanskrit, Prayers, and Vedanta philosophies. Hinduism, the tradition that Yoga comes from, and all of its texts like the Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali are an endless rhythm of knowledge to inspire and learn. I continue to lean into the philosophical and spiritual classes as I apply them in real life because practicing poses, writing sequences, and cueing is not enough to sustain a lifelong practice.
In 2002, I became a student and then a teacher at a local Baltimore Yoga studio where I would study, practice, and teach Yoga. This is really all I have been doing since. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, my practice and teaching went LIVE on a digital platform. Always diving back in to embody the practice through meditation, and go beyond to cultivate the capacity to be more externally skilled with movement and breathing. In my career, I have discovered that Yoga teaches by way of discovery, and by what it means to an individual. Yoga enables one to look at life from two sides, both outward and inward. What happens in between, is revealed through the practice. As the pandemic eases I am focusing on getting back to teaching Yoga in person again. While I have gone back to my alma mater Baltimore School for The Arts to teach seminars and perform on stage. I also teach an occasional workshop for the community to build and rebuild connections that will refine our human-ness.
The practice is here for you to become confident in understanding what it is you are doing and to find alternatives to best fit your needs. The results are physical poise, mental clarity, and hopefully learning the discipline it takes to bring meditation into your daily practice. So, that’s basically it! It’s straightforward from here. I will be at THE pearl, about 3 days a week and my 6:00 am Vinyasa classes will be on LIVESTREAM through my own virtual platform, looking forward to seeing and meeting you.
You can find more about me on Instagram, where I blog and bare my soul.