I grew up on the streets of New York City and got nourished in the sunlight of Los Angeles. Inspired by heroic humans, trees, art and philosophy, I believe in the power of love and the possibility of transformation. For us all.
At the height of a successful fashion career -Director of PR at Elle magazine and then Salvatore Ferragamo- I was well-paid, well dressed and highly stressed. It was easy to let a casual flirtation with yoga blossom into a full blown love affair. Silently, slowly something inside me shifted. And when the overwhelmed, unfulfilled parts became more painful than the hope and the risk of real change; I let go of the stilettos and leapt out onto the path of free toes and full blown happiness.
Over a decade later, it continues to be my genuine honor and delight to share that insight as a Professor of Yoga at USC, a Teacher Trainer through Yoga Alliance, a Meditation Facilitator through InsightLA, in corporations and classes, on retreats and immersions all over the world.
My heartfelt gratitude to the generations of seekers, teachers and healers who passed down their wisdom, warm hand to warm hand. A deep bow to my own mentors: Lisa Walford, Tias Little, Marla Apt, Joan Hyman, Annie Carpenter, Ruth Lauer-Maneti and Elena Brower, along with every student who teaches me something new each day.
Thank you for being here with me.