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My Story

I started doing yoga 20+ years ago as an antidote to grad school in a sweaty little studio in Berkeley, CA. What started as a disciplined and cathartic experience evolved over the years into a greater manifestation of self-exploration, acceptance, and celebration.

 

Throughout my life—as a mom, writing teacher, traveler, creative—the one true constant has been my practice. I have come to respect yoga as a great gift of self-wisdom and a creative communion with all parts of ourselves. I do my best to align the elements of my growing knowledge and experience and share them genuinely with others in classes that weave meditation, pranayama, alignment, and philosophy into a spirited and empowering Vinyasa practice.

 

I completed my YTT-200 certification in

Shri Yoga—a dynamic Hatha practice that emphasizes alignment while honoring the body’s natural intelligence through mindful practice—

at Yoga Mountain Studio in Fairfax, CA,

with Sienna Smith, a longtime student

of Gary Kraftsow.

 

I have 1,000+ hours of yoga teaching experience and have extended my education with trainings, workshops, and direct teachings on meditation, pranayama, yoga anatomy, philosophy, accessibility, and their intersections with personal freedom and social justice

from teachers including: 

Dianne Bondy, Tara Brach, Seane Corn,

Heart: Trans Yoga Teacher, Reggie Hubbard, Amy Ippoliti, Michelle C. Johnson,

Amber Karnes, Sally Kempton, Jack Kornfield,

Mirka Kraftsow, Hala Khouri, Nikki Myers, Sadie Nardini, Shiva Rea, Christina Sell,

Stephanie Snyder, Suzanne Sterling, Chinnamasta Stiles, Anusha Wijeyakumar.

 

I also facilitate healing arts workshops and women’s circles based on belief in the transformative, healing, and empowering nature of embodied expression in all forms: writing, art, breath, movement, ritual, and meditation. I write, practice, teach, volunteer, and facilitate to awaken, inspire, and co-create personal and communal (rev)elation + (r)evolution.

Why Wild Sage?

WILD

adjective | untamed; 

living + growing in a natural environment

noun | a natural or uncultivated state

 

SAGE

adjective | wise through

reflection + experience

 noun | a wise person; healing herb

 

In addition to the obvious connotations

of badassery and wisdom, Wild Sage

is a combination of my sons' names:

WILDER + SAGE.

I dedicate my practice to them,

and thank them for being my best teachers.

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Philosophy

My studentship and teaching is rooted in 

deep dedication and respect for 

yoga's roots and its 8 limbs.

 

I operate from an ever-growing understanding that yoga is a living, mutable practice, at once physical, soulful, and unique to each individual. 

 

Whatever the reason for coming to the mat, yoga is a great gift of self-wisdom available to every body and every being.

 

Through breath, movement, and dedication, yoga works to calm the mind, engage the body, and cultivate an awareness which helps us to accomplish great feats of humanness: 

 

CONNECTION, PEACE, 

STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, 

HEALING, BALANCE, 

FOCUS, VIBRANCY. 

 

Yoga is not only good exercise and personal medicine, it is an expression of how we each live our lives—providing us with challenges, choices, insights, and rewards both on and off the mat. 

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