Home town: Born in Tehran, Iran. Grew up in Orange County, got woke at UC Santa Cruz.
Birthday: February 12 – Aquarious babe
Training/ Education: E-RYT 200, Western Yoga College 2013; Ph.D. in Health Psychology UC Riverside 2014.
Mentors: Scott Miller, Laura Cueva-Miller, Julie Simon
Teaching Style: Mindfulness mixed with a playful and energetic vinyasa. I love drawing from my background in Ashtanga and world dance to create sequences that feel intuitive, fun, and flow seamlessly together.
Favorite Pose: Hanumanasana "It was the greatest leap ever taken. The speed of Hanuman's jump pulled blossoms and flowers into the air after him and they fell like little stars on the waving treetops. The animals on the beach had never seen such a thing; they cheered Hanuman, then the air burned from his passage, and red clouds flamed over the sky . . ." (Ramayana, retold by William Buck).
Musical Style: Eclectic! Some ambient electronic. Some reggae and high vibe hip-hop. Some lo-fi acoustic. Just anything I find to be beautiful and inspired.
Interests: Climbing, dancing, aerial arts, riding bicycles. Poetry and philosophy.
Favorite fruit: Watermelon
Special talent: Handpicking flowers and making epic bouquets. Cultivating and holding peaceful loving space for those around me. Making some dope veggie lasagna.
Favorite Place in San Diego: Torrey Pines!!!