My passion was always there, it just took me a couple of decades to fully embrace and design the life that keeps me inspired every day.
My love for delicious, local, sustainable food started with picking blueberries and raspberries in my backyard as a toddler. A community service trip to El Salvador in high school made me want to change the world. Finding yoga along the way kept me grounded and further sparked my curiosity about balance and self-discovery.
I took my passions for food, health, and social justice and found work where they intersected. I started a farm-to-school vegetable market in New York City, worked as a vegetarian whole foods “jungle chef” at a sustainable education center in Costa Rica, led social justice leadership trainings with Oxfam America, and taught yoga classes to hundreds of students along the way.
My formal training and diverse experiences have created a strong foundation for my coaching and yoga practices. I have a BA in Latin American Studies and Film Studies from Connecticut College and am fluent in Spanish. I am a certified cooking instructor with FoodChange, served on the Montgomery County Food Council, and received my certificate in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am a board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and am a member of the International Association for Health Coaches.
I completed my yoga teacher training with 5th Element Yoga and am an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) with the YogaAlliance. I have taught well over 1,000 hours of yoga! I also hold certifications in Prenatal Yoga from Tranquil Space, Aerial Yoga from Trancend Yoga and Wellness, and Thai Yoga Massage from Anahata Grace. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Circle Yoga Cooperative.