I grew up a ski racer and fiercely driven student in nearby Connecticut. My yoga practice started officially when I was fifteen, but I was drawn towards yoga and meditation even as a kid -- I just didn't have a name for the practices I was doing.
After college (B.A. English, Penn State University) and a few years playing out West in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, I started traveling to Asia in search of authentic teachers, practices, and knowledge in the fields of yoga and meditation. I stumbled upon Tibetan Buddhism first when in Nepal; this led me to Dharamsala, India, which became my spiritual home. There I did my first yoga teacher training course, as well as completed coursework at local meditation and healing centers.
What I love about India is the pulsing of spirituality, and especially that of the heart. I found Agama Yoga in Rishikesh in late 2014, where I began studying classical hatha yoga and Tantra. I was deeply drawn towards ancient teachings on sex, love, death, and consciousness; this led me to move to Koh Phangan, Thailand, where I delved deeply into these topics at the school's headquarters.
As my practice and interests evolved, I pursued professional training in Yoga Therapy with Ananda Maha (Dr. Mihaiela Pentiuc), a world-renowned healer and practitioner in the field of yoga as therapy. I worked under her mentorship at Agama Healing Center for several months before returning to the states quite recently to start offering this work here.
My heart overflows with gratitude each day for my teachers: Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, Ananda Maha, Sadhguru, and Prem Baba.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)