As a teacher for over 20 years (first Literature, then yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness) I have thought deeply about the role of the teachers in my life and how these beloved teachers have helped shape, inspire, and elevate my practice and my capacity to become a more skillful teacher myself. Words cannot fully honor what they have offered to me, but their generosity, expertise, thoughtfulness, and love have been felt, and I carry every one of them with me as I enter any classroom. On their capable and strong shoulders I stand and I strive to honor them by teaching my students with clarity, integrity, kindness, respect, precision, and the knowledge gained from my own unique explorations of the practices.

With deep love and affection for my teachers (and this list is not complete!), thank you:

Dr. Claudia Welch

Dr. Robert Svoboda 

Dr. Vasant Lad

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. Scott Blossom 

Dr. John Douillard 

Dr. Sunil Joshi 

Dr. Partab Chauhan 

Dr. Jay Apte 

Dr. Rosy Mann 

Dr. Jyothi Bhatt 

Dr. Satya Narayana Dasa

Matt Pesendian 

Emma Balnaves 

Zhander Remete 

Rodney Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee

Richard Rosen

Suzanne Deason 

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Shiva Rea

Lama Surya Das

Stephen Cope

Jonathan Foust

Yoganand Michael Carroll  

Jon Kabat-Zinn 

Jack Kornfield 

Sharon Salzberg

"Having received instructions in Yoga, and obtained a Guru who knows Yoga, let her practice with earnestness and faith, according to the method taught by the teacher." - Siva Samhita