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The greatest teacher will send you back to yourself.
— Nayyirah Waheed

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200-hr training with openup! Yoga teacher training

15-hr Trauma-informed yoga training with hala khouri

16-hr Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth Training with Street Yoga

27-hr YOga, Purpose, and Action 2.0 Leadership intensive with Off the Mat into the world

beyond duality: introduction to social justice concepts with off the mat into the world

healing yoga for refugees, asylum-seekers, and displaced people with off the mat into the world and ourmala

Mentorship with Meghan Smith Cherf

As with the best things in life, yoga found me at a moment when I least expected it. My yoga journey began in early 2012, when I agreed to join a friend for a hot yoga class while quietly thinking to myself, “Hot? Yoga? This sounds like the worst idea ever.“ I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Over the next few years, a consistent vinyasa practice slowly but surely revealed itself to be a journey to the self, through the self—so much than just the sweaty workout I thought I signed up for that fateful spring day. In 2015, I completed my 200-hour certification with Open Up! Teacher Training in Seattle, and since then I have completed a number of trauma-informed and social justice oriented yoga trainings and workshops that heavily influence my teaching. My approach focuses on returning agency to the student and encouraging recognition of the guidance of the teacher that lies within.

My academic background in international studies and global health informs my view of yoga and mindfulness practices as a vital piece of public health and global wellbeing, and I believe the yoga practice is a powerful vehicle for connection, freedom, and healing. I believe in the beautiful and transformative things that happen when we step onto our mats for the creative exploration of our being through this continuously humbling, dynamic, and ever-changing practice of yoga. I consider it a great honor and privilege to facilitate that exploration for my students.

I extend gratitude to my teachers, Danielle Day, Meghan Smith Cherf, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling for their guidance, encouragement, and support along this path.

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