Who is Abbie, anyways?
Abbie walked into her first yoga class on a whim, took the biggest breath of her life, and never stopped practicing. She was 40 lbs over a healthy weight, and had convinced herself that she would never be flexible. She was wrong.
In 2010, after a year of falling in love with yoga, Abbie committed to a daily personal yoga practice. Although the venue for practice has ranged from an airport floor to the beaches of Kona, HI, the pillars of the practice are the same: find your breath, feel your body, and get out of your head.
Abbie was born and raised in Virginia, but became a Boston transplant in her 20s. She moved to San Francisco in 2011, and has absolutely zero plans of leaving her home by the Bay. (Although she is a passionate believer that you should never say never!)
In June of 2014, Abbie left her job as a Vice President of Chubb Insurance to pursue other passions. What started out as a break to write a book has turned into a life-changing career shift to teaching yoga and mindfulness to everyone from underserved youth to corporate clients. She also manages several teacher training programs, serves as Board President of AXIS integrated dance company, and continues to freelance write. That book will happen eventually, but life is happening now.
Abbie teaches weekly classes throughout the Bay Area and is on staff at both Flying Studios and Innerstellar Yoga and Pilates Studio.
She is supported in life and in love by her partner, Tim, and has two furry feline gurus named Wren and Scout. She has a village of friends and family that challenge and lift her up each and every day.
Her favorite practice is the one that makes her feel happy, healthy, and whole. With a teaching style that offers individuals a compassionate space to be themselves, Abbie is dedicated to letting students explore how yoga resonates with their bodies and unique needs.
Abbie teaches slow-flow classes with a focus on the breath and smart sequencing. She completed her initial 200-hr teacher training with Pete Guinosso, and has completed both the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and Forrest Yoga Advanced Training with Ana Forrest. She is E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance.
Learn more about Abbie's teaching offerings here.
Abbie has practiced meditation since 2012 and trains with a variety of teachers in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. She teaches classes each week and runs a weekly online group sit. She recently graduated from the Mindfulness Training Institute’s year long advanced meditation teacher training led by Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward and is a certified mindfulness instructor.
Learn more about Abbie’s meditation offerings here.