I took my first yoga classes in high school as a means of avoiding my team sports requirement, but it wasn’t until I began working on farms in the years following that I started to practice in earnest. Sore, tired, and filled with self-doubt about my ability to hack it in my new environment, I turned to yoga to ease both my body and mind. Yoga taught me the flexibility and self-compassion I needed to continue with farming, and farming taught me the strength and persistence I needed to continue with yoga. Both interests have stuck, each largely in thanks to the other.
I completed my 200-hour vinyasa teaching certification in the winter of 2015/2016 at Flow Yoga Center in Washington, DC, where I discovered a particular interest in the relationship between yoga and the physiology of stress. I continue to work with Flow as a teaching assistant, and offer gentle flow and introductory yoga classes at several spaces in the DC area. I’m thrilled to work with Brookland Yoga in the coming months before I head to Massachusetts to begin the organic farmer training program at The Farm School.