I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to NYC in 1990. I am a mother, writer, prenatal yoga teacher, doula and passionate childbirth consultant, educator and advocate. For 20 years I have served mothers, partners and babies as both a labor support doula and postpartum guide.
In 2005 I created Shakti Ma in Maplewood NJ, where for seven years I directed the pre and postnatal yoga and childbirth education programs. I am a graduate of Integral Yoga Institute and received my advanced pregnancy yoga certification from Gurmukh at Golden Bridge, NYC. I completed additional training with Jennifer Petit of Vira Yoga and with Krissy Shields of Maha Mama, and my advanced doula training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro. I am also a certified lactation consultant.
Initiated into yoga while pregnant with my first child, I am committed to continual exploration and evolution in my own Ashtanga influenced yoga practice. Both my teaching craft and my personal practice are fortified by the light of many amazing teachers on my path: I am especially grateful for the sustained inspiration from the teachers of Kula Yoga Project and Prema Yoga.
I recently moved with back to the City with my husband and two adventurous kids and am delighted to be rooted once again in the beautiful borough of Brooklyn.
Small things grow…