I was never an athlete – team sports terrified me – and I grew up on a diet of packaged and processed foods. Fortunately, at the age of 18, I decided to learn more about nutrition and, for the first time in my life, got in shape. I became a vegetarian and started running and biking. I continued an avid runner until a chronic injury forced me to stop. That’s when yoga became an important part of my life – I will still remember how amazing I felt after my first class!
In 2010, after 7 years of regular practice, I completed a 200 hour teacher certification in Power Vinyasa Flow. I have also studied Yoga Therapy at Kripalu, and done workshops in Thai massage, Ayurveda, and the History of Yoga. Even today, I really love teaching as much as practicing!
As a family medicine physician and instructor, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to combine my interests in health, yoga and education, leading multiple wellness programs, meditation workshops and 2 yoga retreats in Costa Rica. I hope to provide my students with a challenging practice that is also soul-enhancing and compassionate.
Outside of medicine and yoga, I love travel, hiking, gardening and Buddhist practice. I see much to look forward to as I pursue a path in Integrative Medicine, branch out in my understanding of yoga, and continue to appreciate the amazing and supportive yoga community here in Lancaster.