I was introduced to yoga in 2002 by a newly certified friend who needed practice students. Over the next several years I ventured in and out of the practice as well as different styles until I found her "home" in Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions. I took my first abbreviated teacher training and teacher's assisting program in 2011 at Shakti Vinyasa. In 2012 I completed her 200 Hour with Be Luminous with a primary focus in Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa, and Slow Flow. I have spent the 3 years studying with Tiffany Cruickshank and Yoga Medicine, a school that is an adjunct to eastern and western medicine with a yogic component. In August, 2018 I completed her 500 hour advanced studies and added yin, restorative, myofascial release, therapeutics, internal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, orthopedics, and cadaver dissection studies to my training experiences. I am also registered as a Therapeutic Specialist.
I teach at Yogabliss, Bala, Ritual House of Yoga, Sattva Yoga, Shakti Vinyasa, and Verde Organic. I also teach privates, corporate yoga, and have filmed an online course for Yoga Medicine and Yogi Approved.
In addition to teaching in 2014 I co-founded Yogalab Northwest, a community inspired organization that hosts international yoga teachers in the Seattle area. YLNW has hosted Sri Dharma Mittra, Kino Macgregor, Jason Crandell, Tiffany Cruickshank, Chris Chavez, Amy Ippoliti, CarmenAguilar, and we have several new teachers scheduled for 2019.
I have studied with many local and international master teachers and continue to be inspired by vastness that my students teach me as well.
200 hours Be Luminous
500 hours Yoga Medicine
50 hours Advanced Teacher Training with Jason Crandell
25 hours Advanced Therapeutics and Teacher Training with Amy Ippoliti
25 hours Assisting with Lisa Black
14 hours Teacher Training Shakti Vinyasa
As co-founder of Viveka Yoga RYS with Dikla Kafka, I have mentored 35 aspiring yoga teachers in 2 separate 200 hour YTT programs.
When I'm not teaching she spends time traveling with my husband and son.
I started my yoga journey back in Tel Aviv, my home town, after 5 years of Korean martial arts practice. I was immediately drawn to the magic and depth of yoga. I practiced Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda yoga, and finished my level 1 Ashtanga training in 2010, while pregnant with my second child.
I teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. I currently teach at Bala Yoga Kirkland, Sattva Yoga Redmond and Root2Rise Woodinville. I lead TT programs since 2017 and advanced trainings and Yoga Philosophy workshops since 2015.
Over the years I studied with Kino MacGregor, Dharma Mittra, Jason Crandell, Edward Clark and many other great teachers around the world.
100h Ashtanga, Yogalab TLV
200h Hatha, HYI
200h vinyasa, Les Leventhal
95h Yin, Ali Valdez
500h advanced certification, Sattva Yoga
MA in political Science and philosophy, Tel Aviv university
BA in Interdisciplinary Arts studies, Tel Aviv university
In my spare time I raise my 2 amazing girls, play the violin and practice martial arts.