As a queer, Black bi-racial woman, yoga teacher, social worker, and therapist, I am committed to helping people find ways to truly appreciate and care for themselves even when it’s hard and feels sticky. Personal, cultural, and societal narratives greatly influence who we are, how we show up, and what we believe we are capable of doing, that includes how we see ourselves in relation to our physical practices. Observing how we show up in the physical yoga practice and how we show up in the world are equally important. I believe in mindful movement as a space for folks to practice breath regulation, mindfulness, and movement to create space, restore a sense of personal safety and agency, and cultivate greater awareness.
I offer group, individual, and private yoga and meditation sessions. I also offer psychotherapy through a QTPOC group practice in New York called MCM Collaborative.
Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Katonah Yoga, Pre & Post Natal, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Anti-Oppressive Practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
“Isabel is an amazing teacher. Her classes are grounding but challenging, the perfect mix of movement and meditation. It’s easy to feel fully immersed in her classes, focused on the task at hand instead of every other distraction. Isabel is an amazing teacher. Her classes are grounding but challenging, the perfect mix of movement and meditation. It’s easy to feel fully immersed in her classes, focused on the task at hand instead of every other distraction.” – Client
“I was, and still am, very new to yoga. Before COVID, the large yoga studios were a bit intimidating, and since everything went virtual, I struggled to find somewhere I would feel comfortable exploring this new craft in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Fortunately, Isabel started offering virtual classes and knowing her welcoming and kind nature, I knew she would be the perfect teacher for me. Whether you’re in a virtual or in-person setting, one thing I really appreciate about Isabel’s teaching style, is that she’s so descriptive with her instructions. We transition through movements pretty quickly at times, but I rarely need to stop and look up to see what she’s doing. She is incredibly illustrative with her words and can explain so clearly what needs to happen at each stage, without me having to pause and check-in to see what everyone else is doing. These classes have become a highlight of my week, and are not just an opportunity for me to (literally) stretch my body’s capabilities in a way I didn’t know was possible, but they also provide me with the most calming, spiritual, and reflective moments of my week.” – Client
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
Katonah Yoga Teacher
Master of Social Work, New York University
Queer Healer team