on and off the mat.
What drew you to yoga?
I came to yoga by way of gymnastics. I’ve been a lifelong athlete, have always enjoyed a physical challenge and took my interest in gymnastics from a young age into a more sustainable hobby as I got older.
Why do you practice?
I practice to feel good in my body and mind. Yoga is a wonderful place for me to learn about myself and others, and I’m drawn to it knowing there is always more to figure out.
(Life+) How does yoga change you off the mat?
Yoga helps me understand the actions of others and myself. It teaches me patience and gives me insight into why things are the way they are.
What is your style?
My teaching style is relatively eclectic. I am influenced by my teachers, of course, and interested in the science of mindfulness and mobility. I encourage my students to think for themselves and focus my instruction on tuning into physical sensation and getting curious about the breath.
Where are you when you’re not teaching?
If I’m not teaching, I can be found with a camera in front of my face or maybe scanning racks at a thrift store. I spend as much time as possible outdoors and with the people I love. My interests off the mat include contemporary art and reading anything nonfiction.
What illuminates you?
Kindness, humor, science, creativity.