I am a Maine-based yoga teacher and freelance writer covering the outdoors, travel, wellness, and sustainbility.
Since 2017, I have worked with leading brands across the outdoor and lifestyle industries such as L.L.Bean, West Elm, and NEMO Equipment, among others. My editorial writing has been published online on Outside, LIVESTRONG, Parents, Field Mag, Food52, and REI; as well as in print for Maine Magazine, Downeast Magazine, and the Parks Project collaboration with Gestalten publishing's Parklife Hideaways.
My experience as in-house and contract copywriter, has helped me develop a keen eye for well-made gear and sustainable products. I enjoy putting this knowledge to use by guiding readers through their buying process to help them choose the best quality gear and lifestyle goods to enhance their outdoor experience — wherever and whatever it may be.
I've been practicing for nearly a decade, with 6+ years of teaching and over 1,000 hours of training under my belt. My certifications include a 200 RYT Vinyasa, 500 RYT Hatha, 90 HR registered kids yoga teacher, and 105 HR Prenatal and Postnatal with a doula immersion. I am deeply passionate about teaching yoga asana, and teach weekly classes for Portland Yoga Collective in Maine.
I also write about yoga's many different modalities and their benefits for LIVESTRONG, Well + Good, as well as contribute sport-specfic classes for brands such as Hyperlite Mountain Gear and Hilary McCloy's annual Powder Hour challenge.
For a few years, I spent time doing live vocal performances and recording music. I have been truly fortunate to collaborate with producers, songwriters, dancers, and other talented musical creatives.
Occasionally, I lend my vocals to multimedia projects for my husband Brian Englishman's boutique music production company.
Along with a favorite cover, one of the projects that I most proud of is "Sweet Girl", an original song, written and recorded with my husband Brian, which was performed live with Freespace Dance for their multi-media event, "A Women's Movement". My endless gratitude goes to friend and yoga teacher, Omni-Kitts Ferrara, whose poetry inspired this piece, Donna Scro-Samori for her choreography and vision, and to Hannah Castoro for dancing it so beautifully.
Thank you so much for being here.