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Using the Ashtanga Yoga system as a form of clinical ecotherapy, I help clients enter into relationship with natural environments for healing. I have been practicing Ashtanga since 2000, and I first studied with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) in the old shala in 2001, and again in New York City in 2002. I apprenticed under the supervision of David Ingalls, founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Washington DC, where I first taught Mysore (individual self-led practice with adjustments). I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, and my PhD is in Sustainability & Education.

In my private, semi-private, and group led classes held outside, I help people overcome and transform physical and emotional trauma, such as in professional athletes, survivors of abuse, patients who are chronically ill, and at-risk youth. For more information on the practice of Ashtanga, see the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute.

The vinyasa (breathing and movement system), the tristhana (posture, breath and looking place), and the burning of negative emotions in Ashtanga, have taught me how to survive, then move beyond pure survival, to find health and happiness. I love the Ashtanga practice because it brings stability and consistency to my life, no matter how unstable external situations become. I have had many wonderful teachers in many different cities. Thank you especially to Guruji and Sharath Jois. Om shanti.


Class Descriptions


Join me at the Washington Park Arboretum (University of Washington Botanic Gardens) Saturdays July 11, 18th and August 8, 15, 22, and 29th for outdoor yoga. Register here, or just drop in.  Bring a mat if you have one. All levels welcome. Beginners encouraged!

Private and Semi-Private Sessions:

Working with me one-on-one, or in a pair, a student addresses specific target issues in a session I tailor for individual needs. *Great for professional athletes, psychotherapy patients, ESL speakers, and survivors of abuse.

Group Led Classes:

Practicing outside alongside other students in a group of five or more, students follow sequences I develop based on the Ashtanga method, and adapt according to the general goals of the group. *Great for sports teams, corporate teams, special ed programs, and youth rehab groups.



Private and Semi-Private Sessions:

Introductory trial session: $60

Regular: $80/hour per person

Group Led Classes:

$15 per person


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