I was first introduced to yogic philosophy while frequenting India in my teenage years. Born and raised in Israel, I left in my early 20s to travel East in search of greater perspective. There I began practicing yoga and meditation and learned to work with my limitations rather than try to over ride them. These practices have supported me ever since and have given me the opportunity to serve others.
I came to the US in 2003 to study holistic health. It is here that I became certified as a shiatsu practitioner, massage therapist, nutrition and health counselor, and yoga instructor. I have been teaching yoga since 2005.
In 2012 I opened JP Centre Yoga, with my co-founder Sejal Shah, with the vision of creating a community based environment which allows for each individual to go inward, refocus the mind, and cultivate a calming experience.
I have trained predominantly in various schools of Vinyasa as well as in the Anusara tradition and I am currently training in an Iyengar certification program. My yoga classes are delivered as a breath-based vinyasa flow with an emphasis on strength and flexibility within optimal alignment.
I believe that stillness is achieved as a result of skillful movement and that aligning the body, the breath, and the mind, yield greater awareness. My intention is to set the stage for transformation by providing tools for shifting non-helpful patterns and to teach in reverence to the heritage and philosophy of the yogic path.