About The Teacher

The physical aspects of yoga first drew me in. I loved how strong and centered I would feel after a sweaty vinyasa class. But, the total mind-body-spirit transformation was something I was not expecting. I walked into my first yoga class in 2001, and the journey began. 

I received my first yoga flow certification in 2011 nearly ten years after that first class. Since then, I’ve earned over 600 hours of yoga training with various teachers. I continue to study with both Annie Carpenter and Richard Rosen regularly. My teaching style is alignment-based, empowering, focused, yet playful. 

 My home is in the vibrant San Francisco bay area. I lead classes in studios and corporate offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. I host several yoga retreats per year that give me the opportunity to guide and connect on a much deeper level. These retreats happen in the U.S. and abroad.

 I am grateful to be a part of the faculty at Yoga Garden for their 200 and 300 hour teacher training  program. These trainings happen throughout the year, and are led by a dedicated team. In the summer, you can find me guiding SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) yoga classes on the San Francisco bay!

 Meditation is healing. I began a daily practice in 2014, and watched my life shift. I currently lead regular meditation sessions at LinkedIn Headquarters, and Salesforce Headquarters in San Francisco, and in private and small groups.

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.