Rooted in Lithuanian paganism, classical kriya-based yoga from the northern Himalayas, Ayurveda, as well as 20+ years of community organizing for anti-racism and racial justice, here I am.
Originally from New York City and its suburbs, I first moved to Oakland in 2007. My family lives in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Seattle, New York, the Bay, Chicago, and North Carolina. I am white and my ancestors come from Lithuania, France, and England. My spiritual teachers live in northern India, northern & southern California, Las Vegas, Mexico, and Lithuania. The rebels and community organizers whose shoulders I stand on live in Oakland, San Francisco, Austin, Philadelphia, and Connecticut. I live on stolen Ohlone land. My ancestors did rituals at the base of trees in forests.
The waters that nourished me as a child included the Rhode Island, Narragansett coastline ocean and New York City tap water. The waters that developed my professional self include: Brown University, Temple University, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, Sattva Yoga Academy, Yoga Veda School, and California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS). I now primarily play in the waters of the Sierra mountains.
Intentional breathwork, meditation, and radishes — they changed my life and still do. I love donuts and pizza. I dance. I miss walking in the river of people in Manhattan. I'm part of the collective fight for public schools that work for all children, youth, and their families, and especially for Black, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous students and low-income students. I also make art. (*my art*)
IN THIS HERE-NOW:
Our paths are crossing. I know life-changing transformations are available. If you'd like to connect, reach out.