Theory— from the greek, theoros, the spectator, which evolved to theoria, the speculator, the contemplator.
What is practice without theory? A mere performance.
The same Greek roots gave rise to the word theater, where we sit to watch plays on life.
This blog is dedicated to bringing yoga out of the realm of performance and into its fullest potential as a contemplative practice inspired by theory. This is knowledge designed to be stepped into, thoroughly worn, and freely shared.
I was working in neuroscience research when I first started reading Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, writings by the Dalai Lama and Tich Naht Hahn. Here, I realized, were broad minded answers to the questions that took me to the lab every day: what is it to be alive, awake, conscious and curious? I was inspired that the answers came from my ancestors. I wanted to bridge the gap between science and spirt, east and west-- so I left science to dive into the life of yoga.
I have been teaching for 17 years, inspired by my daily practice of Ashtanga 2nd series, explorations of creative movement, and, always, the students/clients with whom I share this journey.
You'll find me gardening and smiling in East Village, NYC. I currently teach private lessons from home, and Rocket Vinyasa for Equinox.