I'm a 27 year-old American woman who moved to Berlin from Wappingers Falls, New York in January 2013. In 2012, I was certified at the 200-hour level by Kim Valeri of yogaspirit Studios in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. My training was based on the style of B.K.S. Iyengar, therefore I teach students to use props, which allow for proper alignment, and to focus on breath and body consciousness. In each session, I aim to bring students toward a greater knowledge of how their bodies work and how to care for them properly.
I began doing yoga at 20 years old when working on my BA at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. For years, I considered doing a training but the timing was never right. While working on my MA at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, a good friend suggested I do the 200-hour training with Ms. Valeri. This training has been invaluable to me personally and as a yogi. I enjoy working with students one-on-one because it allows my student and I to develop a personal relationship in which we can discover a deep and personal yoga practice together. I'm excited to work with native English-speakers and secondary-speakers alike.