The seed of yoga was planted in me when I was 15 years old. During the height of my adolescence when I was training to fulfill my ambition to become a professional dancer, drinking 10 cups of coffee a day, riding the rollercoaster of emotional and physical change, I was biting my nails nervously in class one day when my (still) very close friend looked over and remarked - “You should really do some yoga!”. Even though I knew nothing about yoga at the time, that remark stuck with me and I knew from within that she was absolutely right. This was many years ago... in a small town called Karkur in Israel.
After majoring in dance in high school, I studied to become a professional dancer in Israel, New York, and the Netherlands and toured with dance companies to places like Africa, China, India and Taiwan. In 2000, I started taking countless yoga classes in various styles, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Kripalu yoga, which I was certified to teach in 2003. However the yoga I was searching for, the balanced combination of mindful attention, intention and heart, I found only when I met my teacher Noga Barkai, in Jerusalem. Being introduced to Vijnana yoga was a meaningful moment in my life. Devoted to being on the mat, I have been teaching ever since; through many moves (Jerusalem, Maryland, France, California, Florida...), cultural adjustments, two pregnancies, and two degrees. In 2005 I completed one year of advanced teacher training with Orit Sen-Gupta, founder of Vijnana yoga, and in 2008 I got certified in prenatal yoga. Finally, in the summer of 2018 in Immenstadt Germany, I received my 800 hour Advanced Vijnana teacher certification from Orit Sen-Gupta, with much joy.
Weaved in my career in dance and yoga, was also my desire to study and learn. I wrote my final paper for my B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences (Israeli Open University, 2008) with baby Rohan on my shoulder typing with the free hand, and 6 years later, same arm position this time with baby Orion, I wrote my thesis for my M.A. (Department of Theology in Aarhus University, Denmark).
During the past 12 years of motherhood and out of my own need for rehabilitation after giving birth, I developed my own approach to support the healing of pelvic floor disorders. I was continually frustrated with the "solutions" given to me by the ones who were supposed to know the answers... until finally I took upon myself to be responsible for my own health. Drawing the most accurate exercises from all the methodologies I have acquired through the years, and through extensive research and many many conversations and interviews with my students and colleagues, I have created a unique method that helped me and many others in their recovery, something I feel very proud of. Currently I very much enjoy working on my book: Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health: A Whole-Body Approach to Strengthening & Healing. In July of 2020 I relocated with my family from Tallahassee to Copenhagen where I continue teaching yoga in English - in person and online.