I am a Yogini, teacher, author and mother, deeply dedicated to supporting others in living authentically and from their hearts.
I currently teach at the Yoga Garden, a thriving mindful yoga studio that I owned and directed for 14 years. I also teach at Spirit Rock Meditation Center integrating Yoga and Mindfulness and have led yoga and meditation retreats globally since 1992. As a pioneer in the field of Yoga Therapy, I am passionate about supporting yoga professionals on their journey and mentor yoga teachers around the world as well as educate health care practitioners in how to use the incredibly sophisticated tools of yoga for healing through my Somatic Yoga Therapy trainings. I am author of the pioneering book; Yogini, the Power of Women in Yoga and co-founder of Awakening as Women, an online yoga and meditation community for women. My focus is on bringing these ancient teachings into daily life in a down on the ground way.
I came to yoga in my early twenties, filled with wanderlust, a quest for truth and freedom, and a lot of confusion about who I was and why I was here. I set off for Asia in 1988 where I found my way to a ten-day silent meditation retreat in Thailand. It was here that I discovered the power of meditation and was exposed to the practice of hatha yoga. I have been integrating the two ever since. For over twenty-five years, I have continued to explore both soma and psyche and how the body and mind reflect and affect each other. I have deep roots in the Yoga Tradition (Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga) as well as Buddhism (Tibetan and Theravada), and my teaching is strongly influenced by my studies in Somatic and Spiritual Psychology. I am currently an advisor to, and have served as President of, The International Association of Yoga Therapists, and have a private practice working with individuals. Join me for a class, retreat or private session and dive a little deeper into this experience of embodiment!