I am an experienced yoga instructor . . .
whose classes are often described as fun, sweaty and soulful. My teaching style combines a strong Vinyasa Flow intended to build strength, flexibility and body awareness with creative sequencing and precise alignment. Classes are both safe for newer students and challenging for more experienced yogis, and above all are intended to help awaken each of us to a higher sense of purpose in our lives, and to mobilize the yoga and consciousness community around sustainability and wellbeing for all.
I believe that yoga can be a powerful incubator for reaffirming our commitment to living a life of purpose and meaning, deepening our connection to a community of like-minded and heart-centered people, and committing to transformative action and sustainable service out in the world. I currently manage the Journeys Program for the Pachamama Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually fulfilling for all beings. Prior to this, I led a leadership, international service, and fundraising program for the non-profit Off the Mat, Into the World. We raised more than $4 million for local humanitarian projects and communities in crisis around the world. I have managed business partnerships with Conservation International working with Fortune 500 companies in the tourism industry to reduce their environmental impact, volunteered for two years in an indigenous community in the Amazon Rainforest, trained Peace Corps volunteers preparing for international service, and implemented a human rights education campaign for urban youth with Amnesty International.
I have a master's degree from the American University School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Sustainable Development. I'm a two-term Lululemon Ambassador and resident instructor with Deep House Yoga SF. I also have taught specialized classes bridging yoga with service and embodied leadership at Wanderlust Squaw Valley, Wanderlust 108 San Francisco, Conscious San Jose Festival, and Wisdom 2.0.