Yoga and massage found me at the same time. Having spent the majority of my life intellectually stimulated but physically sedentary, I didn’t realize how much discomfort I was in on a regular basis until I received my first massage. Immediately upon experiencing the mental clarity and spiritual lightness from the physical experience, I concluded that I had to take a direct approach towards making my physical vessel feel better on a regular, sustainable, and independent basis, and thusly pursued yoga. Simultaneously studying for my massage license at Cortiva School of Massage and for my yoga teacher training at Inner Strength Studios—both in Watertown—amplified my comprehension of both and as a result I view the two as inextricably linked.
My origins in yoga may have begun with heated power Vinyasa flow, but in combining that platform with massage-oriented intentions, my personal style has developed into something more intuitive and nuanced. My goal when I teach a class is to center the mind with breath so that clear focus on alignment can take place; once the physical position is sound to then pursue stretching and strengthening through complimentary combinations in order to fortify the body in a healthy, thoughtful way.