I am a writer, yoga teacher, owner of a yoga shala, and mother living in the beautiful box canyon of Telluride, Colorado.
In 2018, I left a career as a professor of political theory to move out West with my family, where I have found a happy home in the natural and creative worlds. My writing often sits at the intersection of politics, philosophy, and memoire, but I have written on subjects as diverse as gender equality in high tech, contemporary US politics, and the Golden era of Hollywood. I teach the physical practice of yoga, as well as its history and philosophy. More recently, I have written and lectured as a cultural critic of many aspects of yoga in the West, but continue to practice and teach yoga. I count myself as someone who lives within, and struggles against, the deep contradictions of yoga as a practice and way of life in the West.
My teaching engages the philosophical, spiritual, cognitive, meditative, physical, and musical aspects of yoga, all of which are central to my own daily practice.
It is my intention, with both my writing and yoga teaching, to integrate the principles and practices of my commitment to living deliberately into all areas of life, and to uplift others by way of teaching and living out those commitments. I hope some of what you find here is helpful on your own journey.