I feel incredibly grateful to have discovered yoga in 2003 when I moved to Port Washington. I find that yoga provides a way to care for our bodies, while feeling more connected to them. I enjoy how we can cultivate a sense of awe and gratitude, while practicing being in the moment. I appreciate the sense of community found in yoga classes and the insights and thought-provoking themes found in yogic philosophy.
During the pandemic, I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Joanne Kane and Denise Peterson. Although I initially signed up for the training to deepen my own practice, I have really enjoyed teaching classes, both on Zoom and (especially) in person.
I am a pediatrician who recently retired from full-time academic practice at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. I decided to become a psychotherapist and am currently enrolled in a Masters program in Mental Health Counseling, while continuing to supervise part time in the Bellevue Pediatric Clinic.
I hope to bring many perspectives to my students: as a long-time yogi, a physician who marvels at how the body works, and as a religious studies major who was particularly intrigued with Hinduism and Buddism. In addition, I hope to bring some humor and fun to the process!