I began the practice of yoga when I was nineteen, doing what I could learn from magazines, books and videos. After a few years of this, I began to take classes here and there in a wide variety of styles, settling for several years in Ashtanga. When I started studying martial arts and kickboxing, Ashtanga became a bit too much for my beaten and battered body, and I came to study Iyengar yoga with Peggy Hong. With the encouragement of Peggy and my kickboxing coach, I went to Texas to receive my yoga teaching certification, and returned to Milwaukee, where I taught anywhere and everywhere that I could. I have attended teacher trainings and workshops with some of the most experienced (and militant) Iyengar instructors in the US and beyond, and have studied the therapeutic application of yoga postures with Gabriel Halpern in Chicago for two years. Although my emphasis is precision and alignment, I do occasionally incorporate vinyasa into my classes. Anyone wanting to improve their form in vinyasa, or looking to deepen their understanding of individual yoga asanas would benefit from my classes, as would anyone engaged in other types of sports and physical activities. I feel I, as a teacher and a human being, learn as much from my students as they do from me.