I am a 500 hour ISHTA Certified Yoga Instructor and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. I teach at ISHTA Yoga as well as with private and corporate clients, including Macy's, Warner Music, Christie's and NFC Amenity Management. In addition, I have widespread exposure to other mind-body therapies including Mindfulness, the Alexander Technique, and Movement and Breath Work for performers. Prior to teaching yoga, I spent over 15 years in the international corporate arena, first as a corporate attorney practicing Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Finance at Shearman & Sterling and Davis & Gilbert and then in the luxury fashion industry as COO of Wolford and President and Principal of Anne Fonataine USA. Throughout my corporate career, I was always drawn to techniques and modalities to alleviate stress, improve performance and promote a balanced lifestyle. Although I had been practicing yoga for years, it was not until 2001 when I attended a class with ISHTA founder, Yogi Master Alan Finger that I became truly inspired by the science and philosophy of yoga and meditation. The ISHTA mission of helping each student find a state of balance through the synchronization of breath with the physical asana (poses) combined with mediation made such sense to me: I could work to open and strengthen my physical body while learning to harness the power of a still and focused mind to achieve balance and equanimity. In 2003, I sold my interest in Anne Fontaine and left the corporate world to immerse myself fully in mind-body techniques and the performing arts. I expanded my study of yoga and meditation with Alan Finger and pursued my passion for singing and acting, performing in New York City and regional theater, independent films and commercials. I hold a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a BA in French and Political Science from Hofstra University and studied at the University of Nice, France.
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