Primary StudioHeights School of Yoga
I am a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher in the LYT Yoga Method based in Houston, Texas; I also offer classes in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. I teach in-person and virtual group sessions, as well as 1-1 privates tailored to your needs/goals.
I walked into my first yoga class 20 years ago when I was a PhD student in Los Angeles. I have been mentored by many beautiful yoga teachers throughout the years, including Erica Vetra based in Austin, Texas; Erika Contreras at the Yoga Shala in McAllen, Texas; and Jennifer Clements of the Montrose Yoga Cooperative in Houston, Texas.
When I tore my AC ligament due to a minor fall on my stairs during the pandemic (which turned into a frozen shoulder within a week), I became increasingly curious of Lara Heimann’s teachings on Instagram and found myself doing her short shoulder mobility drills, which aided in my healing. I soon found myself combing through her entire IG page at night and became ever more curious about shoulder anatomy.
Through LYT yoga, I began to take a comprehensive look at my movement practice and patterns, and from there, I began to re-wire my movement, and focused more intently on my posture, breath, and core strength. I began to ask “why are we doing these postures?” and checked in with my ego, and let go of many yoga asanas I had being working toward prior. With LYT yoga, I am doing movements (hello, handstand!) -- that often seemed unattainable in my other yoga practices -- due to increased core strength, functional movement, mobility, and overall general body awareness.
I am so excited to share this practice with you! Whether on or off the mat as a Literature Professor or LYT Yoga teacher, my mission is to help you find the tools necessary to become critically conscious in your movement, and by extension, leadership, so you may cultivate your inner power and uplift those around you.
Find me on Instagram (@thelytprofessor) and reach out anytime! Let's get LYT!