As the director and primary instructor of Lake Merritt Yoga since 2010, I have organized and taught hundreds of yoga and mindfulness classes. I additionally teach weekly trauma informed dynamic mindfulness sessions to high school students, focusing on building stress resilience, self awareness, emotion regulation, and healthy relationships.
I have also worked for nearly a decade in the early childhood education field, first in advocacy, then in practice and professional development. I have supported local school districts and other community partners in designing and implementing focused and aligned professional development models, and creating systems for continuous improvement toward meeting teachers' needs, building teacher self-reflection on classroom practices, and tracking growth and progress.
I am available to support co-design of professional development models, plan and facilitate meetings, and consult on bringing mindfulness to your wellness programs.
Mindfulness and Movement
I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and earned my teaching certification in 2010. My personal practice and teaching focuses on using the breath to bring mindfulness and ease into all aspects of practice. For me, balance is at the heart of yoga, and I encourage students to find their own balance of effort and surrender in my classes. My teaching is guided by first-hand experience of finding freedom through proper physical alignment, exploration of perceived boundaries, and honoring experience as it is; building strength, flexibility and awareness.
As a mindfulness meditation student and practitioner since 2009, I have experienced unimaginable discovery, opening, and deepening through this practice. It has expanded my mental capacity for presence, peace, and possibility, and I'm humbled to share these tools and experiences with anyone who would like to explore their own possibilities.
Sunday Hatha Flow is located indoors at the lovely InterPlay studio in Oakland during the colder months
We will be moving back outdoors to the Lake Merritt Bandstand starting in June
Sundays 11am - 12:15pm (no class May 27)
Sliding scale donation: $5-20
Please bring a yoga mat
More information about upcoming classes
Please email me to inquire about private personal and group yoga and mindfulness sessions. These can be ongoing or one-time classes or workshops. Classes can be tailored to meet the needs and desires of you and your group - including yoga, meditation, community and team building, and more.