The practice of yoga and meditation is not just a part of my life, it is my philosophy. It is the path which gives me structure and allows me more freedom and joy in my daily living. I attended my first yoga class in 1995 and was deeply moved. It was clear from that moment on that a change was afoot. I continued my practice for the next twelve years throughout NYC, Tokyo, and Long Island. My desire to deepen my practice led me to enroll in a Teacher Training course. In 2003 I received my 200 hour ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) certification at Be Yoga, NYC, under the guidance of Yogiraj, Alan Finger. My continued thirst for knowledge led me to study with Shiva Rea in 2005. In 2011, I attended Laughing Lotus Grad School in NYC for their 300 hour advanced teacher training and was fortunate to have been mentored by the incomparable Dana Flynn.I continue my studies by selectively practicing with amazing yoga and meditation teachers, a personal daily practice, reading relevant works, and learning from my own students. We are all students, and we are all teachers. I have found that by living with an open heart and a receptive mind, the true lessons are in our awareness of the present moment. There is truth in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”My mission through teaching this transformative practice of yoga and meditation is to help others find that deeper connection within themselves and the beautiful life around them. When we connect with the peace and love that is our true nature, we can bring it out into the world.