Why I teach:
I teach to share the deep love I have for ashtanga yoga and for all students who follow this path. I aim to cultivate, for myself and for my students, a sense of balance on and off the mat- simultaneous strength and surrender. My goal is to inspire my students to build a regular practice, for committing to a practice is the surest way I’ve found to live an authentic, compassionate life.
Manju Jois is my main teacher and mentor. I met him early on in my yoga journey and it is with his blessing that I teach. I’ve practiced with Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India and cherish his visits to the U.S. I’ve also spent time practicing with Nancy Gilgoff, soaking in the Maui magic. Jodi Blumstein and Jorgen Christiansson have been my teachers in Los Angeles.
Current Teaching Schedule:
I’m the founder of Yoga Shala West, a community-supported ashtanga yoga shala in West Los Angeles. I teach the morning program from 7:30-10:30am on weekdays and 9-11am on Sundays.