About

 

Hanumanasana

Aliette- Eka pada sirsasana

I teach Ashtanga Yoga. 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. I teach private, semi-private, and group led classes based on the Ashtanga method. My focus is helping 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 Ashtanga practice, through the vinyasa (breathing and movement system), the tristhana (posture, breath and looking place), and the burning of negative emotions, has 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, Sharath Jois, and David Robson in Toronto, ON. Om shanti.

 

Class Descriptions

Right now I am healing from a broken ankle so I am teaching private, semi-private and group led classes only. Otherwise, see me in my apprenticeship at Troy Lucero’s Acme Yoga Project, and as an instructor at the University of Washington IMA gym.

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 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.

Fees

Private and Semi-Private Sessions:

Introductory trial session: $50

Regular: $80/hour

Sliding scale available.

Group Led Classes:

$12 per person

 

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