Rewire the brain to break through old movement patterns.

Through yoga poses and drills, I teach students to explore how yoga props can be used for bodywork techniques, including myofascial release, trigger point, active release therapy, and deep tissue massage.

I use range of motion exercises in conjunction with props to help people build awareness in latent/sleeping parts of the body, uncover unknown sensitivities, and bring health to muscles, connective tissue, and joints. Using this awareness we encourage the yoga practice to develop in a harmonious manner.

Main themes throughout my classes are learning to internally map the routes of the nervous system, honing in on subtle-body sensations, and creating/maintaining a state of active meditation.

 

Education

University of Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/Portuguese

 

Apprenticeship with Bekir Algan, Ph.D.

1999 – 2017
I apprenticed with Bekir Algan, co-founder of Austin Yoga, for 18 years. 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 effectively 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 maintaining a state of active meditation.

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

Book recommendations

Staying Healthy with the Seasons

by Elson M Haas, MD

Light on Yoga

by BKS Iyengar