I am a WOC, third culture kid, daughter of immigrants, intersectional feminist, activist, and person who has experienced intimate partner and domestic violence on a mission to decolonize mental health and trauma healing. I am a recovering perfectionist and food addict. Outside of teaching, I can be found reading, volunteering, and supporting the performing arts and yoga community.
I lead group classes at Dew Yoga. In addition to group classes, I share yoga through Namaste New York and YogaBreak's hotel, residential and office services. I volunteer for the Department of Mental & Addiction Services guiding monthly meditation and movement classes for the F.S. Dubois Center and co-lead bilingual introductory yoga classes for immigrants at Building One Community.
I began practicing yoga during a transitional period, in which my emotional and mental health were profoundly challenged. Through practicing and studying yoga as a therapeutic support system, I acquired specialized knowledge and experience serving populations recovering from chronic stress, addiction as well as food and body-image-related issues. Based on my own experience, I care deeply about offering essential healing space.
Please click here to access an article surveying my journey from the performing arts to the healing arts. I was featured in Dove's online Beauty Bar Campaign and in the promotion of Yoga Journal LIVE! 2016.
Degree & Certifications:
RYT-200, Atmananda Yoga Sequence
RYT-300, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise
Fitness Nutrition Specialist, American Council on Exercise
Behavior Change Coach, American Council on Exercise
Level 1 Thai Yoga Massage, Still Light Center
Women Are Not Small Men, Women's Physiology and Performance Course
SUP Yoga Teacher Training, ThumbSUP Yoga
Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid, American Red Cross
B.A. Theatre, University of Southern California