Colleen is a teacher, student, yogini, traveler, and a lover of hammocks and brussels sprouts. Her simple purchase of a Yoga VHS tape in 2003 was both her first experience with yoga and a turning point in her life. What began as a purely physical practice became a way to manage the stress of graduate school, and has slowly developed into an exploration of the mind, body and spirit.
After graduating with a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University in 2010 (and with her sanity still intact, thanks to yoga), Colleen began teaching preschool on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In addition to helping them forge social relationships and become compassionate human beings, she teaches yoga to her toddler students, which has been incredibly fun and beneficial for the entire class (teacher included!). After taking a workshop on teaching children’s yoga with Bija Yoga, she decided to make it official. In 2011, Colleen received her RYT-200 from Three Sisters Yoga and feels incredibly lucky to be able to share this practice with others.
Colleen believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, socio-economic status, or spiritual beliefs. She teaches a vinyasa-style practice that is designed to meet the needs of her students on any given day. Colleen hopes to bring yoga to a wider range of practitioners by offering affordable classes to anyone who wants to try it. She strongly believes that a little bit of practice every day can make a huge impact.
“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”–Thich Naht Hanh