It all started when…
I remembered I have never been broken. And I have never not been broken.
I heard clearly, “It’s time.”
I decided to reclaim my inherent worth and power to shine vibrantly in this world.
I called out to gather other warriors of compassion & light.
With a firm belief in the promise of yoga as freedom in the world (rather than freedom from the world), I seek to awaken and align you on a path of self-inquiry, healing, and ultimately self-mastery. I will guide you back to the inherent flow of joy and steadiness that exists within, to reclaim the limitless power and potential that is your birthright.
I am both a practitioner and educator of the science and philosophy of Tantric Hatha Yoga. An initiate of the Tantric Sri Vidya tradition – a 5,000 year-old living tradition of the Himalayan Masters – I am the founder, owner and operator of mela.yoga, a sacred learning space in the San Francisco Bay Area that seeks to create a community of lifelong learners and practitioners. With a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University, I maintain certification as an RYT 500 and E-RYT 200 yoga educator, as well as in Yoga 4 Teens and Prenatal Vinyasa. With over 16 years of classroom teaching experience and 6 years of studio teaching experience, I continue to study Tantra and train with my teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Jean Mazzei + Brenna Geehan. I am also a student of Sanskrit and certified by the Himalayan Institute to teach the Yoga Sutras.