Co-Owner, teacher trainer,
teacher - Embodied Strength, slow burn vinyasa flow
My classes, like my own practice, begin slowly, with the intention of opening areas that need attention. I create a sequence that includes mobility and strength building in order to prepare for more complicated sequences in which the transitions are the primary focus. I allow time for students to move in poses to explore what may arise.
My yoga practice began as an outlet for physical activity. I was a swimmer for much of my young life; in college, swim practice was my meditation. After graduating, I found that I missed those hours I spent immersed in water, connecting movement and breath, completely engaged in my own in my body. I started yoga in order to move in a new way, but realized it filled the hole that had previously been occupied by swimming. The process of turning inward, focusing on the alignment of my body and moving with the breath, allows me the opportunity to rest my mind. It is from this perspective that I structure my classes.
My first teacher was my mother, Anita Greber, the founder of East Meets West Yoga. I have worked with, and am influenced by Kathryn Bruni-Young, Diane Bruni, Peter Sterios, Alexandria Crowe, Cecily Milne, and Andre Talbot. I also work regularly with Prescribed Motion Physical Therapy and Exercise. I began teaching in 2008 and completed my 200-hour teacher training certification with The Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, NY with Rolf Sovik.