EDUCATION

University of Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/Portuguese

Austin Yoga w/ Bekir Algan Ph.D.
1999-Present
Ongoing apprenticeship under Bekir Algan, Ph.D., Co-founder Austin Yoga. Teachings are influenced by studies in structural engineering, Iyengar yoga, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Continuum, Vedanta, Aikido, and the Sufi teachings of creating sparks in the hearts of kindred spirits. Classical and innovative design and use of props to affectively body-sculpt students.

In my studies with Bekir, I continue the journey of opening a well protected heart, internally mapping the routes of my nervous system, honing in on subtle body sensations, and maintaing a state of active meditation.

My main studies have been supported by the phenomenal works of great yogis such as Patanjali, Svatmarama, Krisnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar, Jois, Scaravelli, Desikachar, Ghandi as well as workshops with Senior Iyengar yoga teachers  Gabriella Giubilaro, Manuso Manos, Ramanand Patel, Laurie Blakeney, Patricia Walden, and Joan White.

I give thanks to all of my teachers along the way!

Thank you for inspiring me and helping me get to where I am today.