I will be the first to admit, I didn’t seek yoga, but it certainly found me just in the nick of time. I couldn’t be more grateful for how things happened to work themselves out.
How did yoga find you? Kicking and screaming! Haha, no, I was very much an athlete who was more into CrossFit and boot camp than my perceived idea of yoga. One of my closest friends made a deal that if I went to yoga he would come to boot camp and so it goes. This happened during a major transition in my life and I will be the first to admit, I didn’t seek yoga, but it certainly found me just in the nick of time. I couldn’t be more grateful for how things happened to work themselves out.
Who are your teachers / influencers? Where do I begin? Yogi Charu and Kay Kay Clivio were my first teacher training teachers, but I give a ton of credit to Michelle, my first teacher on Shelter Island, who hooked me and directed me to Pure. Terrence Monte gave me a ton of knowledge and directed me to Bryan Kest, who just makes things real. Finally, I wouldn’t be where I am today (literally) if it weren’t for all the really great yoginis in my life.
Explain your teaching style in three words. Crazy, Sexy, Cool? Oh, no, that’s been used! I’d say edgy, melodic, and transitional.
If you were a yoga pose, what pose would you be and why? Savasana, where we get to REALLY let go of it all, no strain, no worries, and always the best assists!
What’s your favorite song to flow to? One? Rock with Me – MJ. It will probably change again in a week!
Where would we find you on a Saturday night? In the summer? Navy Beach, BABY! Come visit.
What’s your favorite word that starts with the letter B? Beachbums and Barefeet!
If your best friend were to write a book about you, what would it be called? She won’t tell me!
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? A cheerleader and a doctor – something tells me I was destined for yoga instruction from the start!
What’s your favorite thing to do in the water? Just BE. I love to sit on a board or a boat and just let the flow of the water take over, feel the tide, and watch the sunsets.
What are your thoughts on rosé? Now that’s private! You can’t kiss and tell!
Aside from teaching yoga at our Hive, what drew you to Montauk and what do you love most about the East End?
Montauk has become my second home, my third home, forever special. I feel so close to the community here. It’s where the land meets the sea and that’s all that matters.
Why do you think yoga is an essential part of our Montauk / Hamptons community?
Montauk is an extremely active community in both work and play. Yoga helps us balance work, surf, and life in a way that each of those, individually, stand alone. Yoga weaves our lives together and integrates that balance.