Most of my yoga teacher training, has been with Janet Stone (and the incredible JSY Sangha). I feel so fortunate for all the time I was able to spend both at her home-base studio in San Francisco, where I assisted her Saturday morning class regularly for several years — and for the opportunity to travel to majestic places like India in 2016. Learning Bhakti with a teacher like Janet was a gift, as she seamlessly weaved in the deeper yoga teachings to powerfully guided + expertly nuanced classes. My time with her can’t help but heavily influence my own teachings ~ to which I offer deep bows.
In addition to this, I feel best described as “foundational knowledge,” my yoga education has threaded me to some sort of obscure, and yet so relevant trainings, such as my path in becoming a SUP Yoga instructor and also an AcroVinyasa Yoga Instructor. These unique offerings have challenged the parameters of what yoga means and to hold space in circumstances where there literally is no ground. I value these educations for the emphasis on play as a crucial part of deeply relating, with not just each other, but also our surroundings. Also, in becoming a certified Pre-natal Vinyasa Yoga instructor, I learned what it is to support a Mama. Truly amazing. I also am particularly thankful for the opportunity to study with Off the Mat into the World, to connect with others who are passionate about taking the principles of yoga more deeply into the world we live. The Yoga Purpose + Action training I participated in 2015 in Tahoe, was deeply impactful for me + created many lasting connections. One of which, was with Firefly Yoga International, who I later trained with for a trauma-informed yoga certification (and, even hosted them for one training at Zen Lot in 2017) Also, more recently I reconnected with Hala Khouri of OTM to both reacquaint myself with trauma-informed yoga and also to learn from her unique style in her intro course.