Sundays at Yoga Tree

6:15-7:45pm Candlelight Flow

Mondays at Namaste (Berkeley)

12-1pm Hatha Flow

Tuesdays at Yoga Tree

9-10:15am Vinyasa, all levels

Wednesdays at Namaste (RR)

5:30-6:30pm Vinyasa, all levels

Thursdays at Yoga Tree

9-10:15am Vinyasa, all levels

Fridays at Namaste (Berkeley)

9:30-10:45am Women’s Yoga

Fridays at Namaste (RR)

12-1pm Hatha Flow


Yoga Tree Telegraph

2807 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA  94705

Namaste Rockridge

5416 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Namaste Berkeley

 2820 7th St, Berkeley, CA 94710






I began my journey as a yogini in 1992.  I was fortunate enough to live close to the original Jivamukti studio in the East Village of New York City.  My first teachers were David Life and Sharon Gannon, who were the innovators of the Jivamukti style of Hatha yoga.  In 1994 I received my yoga teacher certification from the Sivananda Ashram, and began teaching right away.  I have studied many styles of Hatha yoga, including Kripalu, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Forrest, and Anusara.  I have been blessed with many esteemed teachers in these varying traditions.

I teach from a place of deep intuition and a desire to share the potency of the practice.  Yoga has given me many things, but one of its greatest benefits has been increasing my ability to tolerate challenge and it’s accompanying uncomfortable sensations.  I believe that when we can stay present in a pose, truly present to the fluctuations of energy, sensation, breath, thinking-we are able to take that experience into our day-to-day lives, and find a more harmonious relationship to the mystery of life unfolding.

My classes are vigorous, deep, and anchored in therapeutic alignment principles.  My aim is to help my students experience a profound inner stillness.  We do this by bringing mindful awareness to our physical bodies, engaging our fullest breathing capacity, clarifying the energy body, and investigating the space between our thoughts.  You will leave class feeling alive and refreshed on all levels.

Education and Certification

Study of Anusara yoga with Deborah Neubauer, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, John Friend, Abby Tucker

Extensive study with Ana Forrest, Northern California

Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC Studied with Sharon Gannon and David Life

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, NYC

Kripalu Ashram, Lenox Massachusetts

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Paradise Island, Bahamas Received Certification through the Teacher Training Program