I began dancing when I was young and was first introduced to yoga as a teenager as a way to gain strength and flexibility. I practiced yoga throughout my dance education, but it wasn’t until after school that I really fell in love with the practice. I moved to San Francisco in 2005 and had the opportunity to practice with a group of wonderful and diverse teachers and to learn more about the practice and how it interacts with my life. I began to discover that yoga not only helped me gain strength and flexibility physically, but mentally as well. Yoga gives me a sense of calm that I have not experienced elsewhere and gives me the opportunity and the permission to notice and learn new things about myself every day. I completed my Vinyasa teaching training in 2012 at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in San Francisco and then moved to Amsterdam to begin this new phase of my practice. My classes are fun and challenging and connect movement and breath with the flow of a dance. I aim to encourage students to find their own expression of the yoga practice and foster a creative and empowering atmosphere.