At Be Yoga, I trained in ISHTA Yoga. An acronym for the Integrated System of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda, ISHTA teaching combines a transformative experience of breath and flowing asana (vinyasa) with anatomically-based alignment for a safe, supportive exploration of breath and body. Tantric philosophy and Ayurvedic principles create a personalized practice that is sensitive to the individual, encouraging each student to find their own yoga with acceptance, curiosity and joy. I blend challenging asana with resting and restorative poses for a well-balanced class that combines physical awareness, strength-building and flexibility with humor, mindfulness and relaxation. Accessible yogic philosophy, pranayama and meditation broaden the practice and incorporate its transcendent aspects. With over 10 years and 5,000 hours’ teaching experience, from “power yoga” to Restorative to brand-new beginners, I love aiding all practitioners in finding their yoga, breath by breath and moment by moment.
My background in the arts, science and world religion means that music, philosophy and scientific tidbits make their way into my classes; and my ongoing studies with my primary teachers ensure I am always bringing new ideas and inspiration to my students!
In addition to being registered with Yoga Alliance at their highest level, E-RYT 500, after many years of work and study, in March 2012 I was initiated as a Yogiraj, or “yoga master”, within the ISHTA lineage, making me the seventh teacher in the current lineage worldwide to receive this title which indicates the highest level of teaching mastery.
Studio group classes: Regular weekly classes in Beginner, Intermediate, “Power” and Restorative at multiple studios throughout New York City and Berlin
Private and semi-private lessons: Singles, doubles and small groups; Corporate clients and environments; Specialty privates for couples, Pre-Natal, Restorative, injury management
Workshops and specialty material: Workshop offerings have included Restorative, Yoga and Voice , Master Class (in-depth asana, pranayama, meditation and restorative); original specialty material created for a range of topics and practices with a range of senior teachers and for the ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
Specialty material for all levels includes:
Restorative · Pre-Natal · Beginners · Meditation
Pranayama · Tantric philosophy · Kirtan/Mantra – Yoga of Sound