My yoga journey started when I was quite young, tagging along with my parents to various meditation and yoga classes. While it was always a part of my life, it wasn't until I was much older that I decided to go to Rishikesh, a small Indian town at the base of the Himalayas with a strong connection to yoga. I trained at an Ashtanga yoga academy there to better understand the history and tradition behind the practice in order to create my own with that as the inspiration. I have been teaching for private and studio classes, corporate events, and community events in the US, Germany, and Hong Kong for over five years now. When I'm not on the mat, you can find me at my day job as a professor of political science and health policy.
My research and teaching also brings a lot of inspiration to my practice, as I focus on public health policies, and particularly health promotion and prevention. Yoga is a way for me to connect with myself and others while putting some of what I enjoy researching into practice.
As both an educator by profession and a yogi from a young age, I strongly believe in making yoga accessible to everyone. People of all ages, body types, fitness levels, and backgrounds can find something to love about their practice, and I feel so honored to be part of many beautiful yoga journeys.