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ABOUT ME

 
 

My love of dance brought me to yoga, and yoga brought me to meditation, which continues to strengthen and challenge me. I'm fascinated by how movement affects our minds and vice versa. So I've come full circle, and am currently studying to become a Dance/Movement Therapist. I value movement of all kinds (physical, energetic, emotional) so my aim in teaching is simple: to create movement. Sometimes that results in a deeper stretch or more strength; sometimes it results in major life changes. I may be inquisitive and ambitious, but I get easily discouraged. My meditation practice highlights and moderates these traits. So I can relate to you in that moment of "I was practicing every day but then work, bills, family, etc." or  "I thought I was getting the hang of this but then I looked around the room and..."  

Education: 

Columbia College, MA in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling (in progress)

Vipassana Meditation Retreat, 2017

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Beginner Yoga Course, 2016

Tushita Meditation Centre, Introduction to Buddhism, 2016

Skidmore College, B.S. in Dance and Psychology, 2012

Corepower Yoga, 200-hour Teacher Training 2011

Various yoga workshops, including prenatal, sequencing, meditation, yin yoga, acro yoga, advanced anatomy, private teaching, and more (ongoing)

Favorite studios to attend:  

Yoga Circle with Gabriel Halpern

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

Yogaview

Dovetail Studios

Shiva Shack  with Rich Gonshak

 

Favorite podcasts:

CTZN Podcast

Against Everyone with Conor Habib

Bliss and Grit

Conversations with Alanis Morissette (oh yes. this exists)

The Liberated Body

Mind Your Body

 

Favorite place in Chicago:

Any rooftop, or the beach...any time of the year 


Favorite thing to do when feeling totally out of whack:

Put on some music and dance (which really just means shake all my body parts and jump around on furniture)

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