Finding Joy in Movement


If you want to learn more about yoga, acrobatics, or personal training, here are a few of my favorite websites and books…

My studios and teachers:

8 limbs Seattle – The Studio where I got my teacher training and currently teach.
Yoga Life – Another studio I teach at. Locations in both Greenlake and Queen Anne.
Yoga Bliss – A Mercer Island Studio where I teach twice a week.
Urban Yoga Spa – I teach at this downtown yoga studio Thursday evenings.
Shakti Yoga – I teach at the Ballard location.
Samarya Center – My first real yoga community. Compassionate and caring studio that does a lot of work with underserved populations.
Melina Meza – One of the co-directors of my teacher training program and a mentor of mine.
Chiara Guerrieri – My anatomy instructor.
Troy Lucero – My main Ashtanga teacher


Sanca – The circus school where I teach and spend much of my free time.
The Acrobatic Conundrum – A bunch of friends and very talented circus artists here in Seattle


The Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide – Great site. Very helpful pronunciation guide.
American Sanskrit Institute – Jumping off point for further study


Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy – Great book with thorough explanations of the entire primary series and commentary on the yoga sutras.
Anatomy of Movement – A great user’s manual for your body.
Light on Yoga – An oldie but a goodie – one of the original resources for modern yoga poses.
Yoga-Art of Sequencing-Volume One – My teacher Melina’s great book all about sequencing. Very helpful.
The Language of Yoga – A very thorough guide to Sansrkit asana names, chants, and terms.
A Path with Heart – Great book on meditation and the spiritual life in general.
Freaks and Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus – Documenting the alternative circus in the U.S.
The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind – Wonderful (if a bit obtuse at times) discussion of yoga philosophy
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques – An overview of the art of teaching yoga