Mama, friend, student, teacher, seeker of wisdom, keeper of the flame.
It has been my honor and heart-expanding opportunity to teach and collaborate with people from all walks of life; a wide range of ages; a broad spectrum of fitness levels, from hyper-mobile, strong acrobatic-types to immobile. I have worked with cancer patients and those with other serious illnesses, those recovering from traumatic injuries, those who find themselves in grief, illness, dealing with PTSD, and those who wish to move their body and calm their mind throughout their busy week.
I hold sacred non-judgmental space for each person to come exactly as they are.
the journey is the reward
"what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Henry Stanley Haskins
My yoga journey beginning in the BKS Iyengar tradition, swiftly transitioned from tentatively taking my first class to attending
as many classes as would fit into my schedule. There came a moment when I realized yoga is not simply something to do, it illuminates who we are.
With over 1,000 hours of multifaceted yoga, meditation and wellness trainings, I collaborate with yoga teacher trainings leading the restorative yoga, breath, bandhas & mudras, and meditation training modules in addition to my weekly group classes. Co-teaching AcroYoga and partner yoga with Brian Yuen has been an exuberant thrill and an arena for my own personal growth while deeply embracing the healing practice of meta/loving kindness has cracked my heart wide open.
The Hippocratic oath doctors take, First Do No Harm, aligns with the cornerstone of yoga, Ahimsa, which is paramount to each of my interactions. I bring clarity, compassion and creativity to wholeheartedly meet each person where they are. My classes blend traditional and healing qualities of yoga coupled with breath-centered intelligent sequencing, encouraging you to explore and cultivate mindfulness and bring lightness and into your practice and a greater sense of well-being into your life, unveiling your full potential.
I have been practicing and co-teaching with my beloved, Brian Yuen, traveling and connecting with so many wonderful students since 2007. Brian's unique approach, his focus on the essentials, and his deep understanding of the teachings has informed my own teaching style, one that encourages strong foundations, clear communication, intelligent sequencing, and a safe container to explore one's full potential.
Brian teaches on-going yoga classes in Southern California, leads yoga teacher training modules, workshops, and retreats in the U.S. and abroad.