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My Story

I started as a student who had a lot of passion for the practice of yoga but had very little desire for teaching. I came to teach yoga because I was increasingly aware that I was looking for more than philosophy, health awareness, and systems - I was looking for the science of anatomy and physiology in the practice of asanas and meditation.


 

Anatomy and alignment-oriented practices have towered above everything else in the years of my teaching. My growth in the practice of yoga was divided between ashrams in India and Thailand, individual practice, and opportunities to study with different teachers and in a number of styles. I was able to train in Therapeutic Thai Massage, Hatha Yoga with Doug Keller, Vinyasa Yoga with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, Iyengar Yoga with Usha Devi, Zoga with Dr. Wojciech Cackowski and Dr. Marcin SiedLaczek, Functional Range Conditioning developed by Dr. Andreo Spina, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Ana Davis, Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Physiology for Women's Health with Lisa Fitzpatrick and Somatic Yoga with Liz Heffernan.

While on my path, I found that I was more tied to the Vinyasa and Iyengar systems of yoga. Through the practice of teaching, I was inspired to put aside my own identity to create a teaching path that could help students deal with their challenges directly.

Committing most of my time to teaching private lessons and doing social work had the greatest influence on my growth. I see in my students the desire and craving for recovery, and the hope to develop control. It opened my eyes to the world of yoga, which is deeply personal and experiential. It motivated me to widen my study and understanding of the therapeutic aspect of yoga, as well as explore the yoga tradition as a whole outside of the confines of the Vinyasa and Iyengar systems. 

 

My current work involves private lessons, social work, community outreach, and consulting. I work with people of all ages with varied health issues, different lifestyles, and professions. I led a local studio in Taipei called Peacestreet Community Center from 2015 to 2022. My goal was to provide participants with access to a forward-thinking, creative, and health-focused space, where like-minded individuals could connect, and share common goals and interests.

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