A lapsed practitioner, yoga came back into my life when I needed it most. In 2012, after years of managing a small business in downtown New Haven, I was burnt out and feeling disillusioned by the corporate world. In need of something to ground me and help me learn to de-stress, I literally “saw the sign”… of Breathing Room just down the road and knew it was time to step inside.
I started visiting Breathing Room twice a week but within six months, I was practicing daily and serving the community as a Karmie, work-trader. Leaving work early to get to a favorite teacher’s class, I came to the realization that the benefits of yoga were far more fulfilling than anything else I had previously dedicated my time to.
Soon thereafter, I joined Breathing Room’s 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, initially in hopes of building a stronger personal practice but by the end of the training, I could feel a change and started to see yoga in every aspect of my life. I started teaching yoga part-time and continued at my job for an additional four years before becoming a full-time Director at my beloved yoga center.
To me, yoga is all about the balance between movement and stillness/awareness so my classes often combine both the Yin & Yang. I love leading Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative and also frequently weave in sound healing, essential oils and Reiki as I have found these experiences tremendously valuable.