My first experience with yoga was in Nepal in 1988 during a 3 month visit between high school and college. My time there concluded with a 2 week stay in an Ashram in Katmandu where our days began and ended with hatha yoga. I fell in love with this practice as it immediately enhanced all aspects of my life. When I returned to the US to start college, it was clear that a new and important world had opened to me. As a college student, yoga served as a grounding and humanizing force in my life. It was during this time that I first visited the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA and participated in the volunteer program during school breaks. My yoga practice deepened through these visits and eventually led to my teaching certification at Kripalu in 1997.
Since that time, I have taught classes in the Upper Valley to high school and college students and athletes, business employees, and community members. In 2004, I began studying with Peentz Dubble, a Boston based Intermediate Junior level Iyengar teacher. My teaching style reflects the Kripalu tradition in its emphasis on mindfulness, breath, and adaptation of asana to suit each person and is also influenced by my ongoing study of Iyengar yoga.
I am grateful to my many teachers over the years, in particular the two Indian men who offered me a home in their ashram and showed me that yoga could be a doorway into the rest of my life.
I live with my husband and fellow yogi, Chuck Wooster, at Sunrise Farm in Hartford, Vermont.