Insightful, Challenging, Playful
Isabel was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. While nursing injuries from playing sports and competitive weightlifting she found yoga on her road to recovery. Isabel began practicing vinyasa and other styles shortly after and fell in love with the groundedness and spaciousness of the movements. She also found that yoga supported her in managing her own trauma symptoms and anxiety. The practice allowed her to slow down. It was through her meditation and asana practice that she found one of the greatest tools for growth.
A year after moving to New York, she found herself in a yoga teacher training in Brooklyn. Isabel completed her 200-hour teacher training under the guidance of Tamara Behar and Conor Yates in 2016. She is grateful for these teachers, in addition to, Josh Liles, Abbie Galvin, and Nevine Michaan. In addition to teaching at various Brooklyn studios, Isabel is a social worker and hopes to marry her passions for yoga into her practice as a clinician.
As she continues to develop as a teacher, her driving force is to create an inclusive environment for her students. She loves to create space for the exploration of self, noticing the teacher from within. Her experiences with the practice have shown her that yoga can become a place to address and change the patterns in our lives by noticing the patterns in our bodies. She hopes students leave class feeling empowered to manipulate the patterns that no longer serve us and create new habits that bring joy.