I am a yoga teacher and Occupational Therapist recently arriving back to my hometown on Cape Cod after spending a few years in sunny San Diego, California. I initially came to my mat as many former dancers do, seeking a new method of movement and creative expression. While living in Boston, after graduate school, I became a dedicated student of yoga, influenced by the wisdom of many great teachers in the Boston area and completed my first 200 hour training at South Boston Yoga. Upon arrival to California in 2013, I began studying at depth with my teachers and mentors Annie Carpenter and Tiffany Russo of SmartFLOW yoga completing my 500 hour SmartFLOW certification. Under the guidance of Annie and exploration of SmartFLOW, the practice became much deeper than the postures, but rather an inquiry to connect and to understand who I am in this moment. Today I practice in a way to produce the best version of myself. I strive in my own practice to choose compassion over the ego to cultivate more kindness, more truth, more acceptance, more patience, more presence, and more gratitude towards myself so that I am able to be and give these things to others. I combine my clinical Occupational Therapy skills with my love and passion of yoga and movement cultivating a practice that is simple, safe, straightforward, and effective. My intention is to provide challenging yet compassionate space, creating an environment that is both structured and playful to curiously explore the practice through functional alignment and movement. Moving through inquiry I encourage students (my teachers) to slow down, pause, and pay attention. By teaching aligned awareness in the body guided by the breath, my hope is to empower and educate students to be more interested in the process over the outcome, waking up to the beauty of the present moment with acceptance and trust to what is and ultimately practicing in a way that produces the best version of themselves.