About Get Bent Yoga
I am a yoga instructor and Thai Yoga practitioner. I first began practicing yoga in 2002, falling instantly in love with the Baptiste practice while living in Boston. After a 2-year break, I rediscovered Baptiste and completed my 200-hour teacher training at Down Dog Yoga in 2006, where I continued to teach until 2014. I am currently the Lead Yoga Instructor at LavaBarre in Arlington, VA. Through the years, I have drawn inspiration from other styles and teachers, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Dharma Mittra, and Anusara, weaving both their sequences and philosophies into my classes. Life’s lessons abound on the mat, and I encourage my students to take chances in their practice so that they may develop the same courage off their mats.
In 2013 I began studying Thai Yoga (also called Thai Massage), a long-time interest of mine that dovetails perfectly with my yoga offerings. Thai Yoga is a powerful branch of traditional Thai medicine, blending acupressure, stretching and joint rotation to release tension in the muscles and create balance in the body. Thai Yoga is a great complement to other holistic treatments, such as traditional massage, acupuncture, and fitness and nutrition regiments. Benefits include: better posture and flexibility; reduced tension and tightness in muscles; improved lymphatic and digestive functioning; decreased sinus pressure and nasal congestion; increased emotional well-being.