Ilyce began her yoga journey as a student about 20 years ago and fell in love with the practice. As a teacher she serves her students by holding space for them to explore breath, movement and their own bodies in a safe environment. She believes in giving students the time and tools to discover how their breath and movement in yoga can lead to improved functional movement patterns off their mats in everyday life. And equip them with the knowledge to embody whatever growth they desire. A deemphasis on “one size fits all” postures, or working to achieve a very specific shape helps students instead to find their own alignment and variation of postures. Her passion to help empower her students comes from a background working in patient advocacy and lobbying for underserved communities in the rare disease space and working closely with people who live with multiple and profound physical disabilities. Her perspective on life has been affected by her work and experiences. Having intimate knowledge of how short life can be has affected all aspects of her own life, including her teaching style. Ilyce offers challenging but accessible and inclusive offerings and leads with compassion. Ilyce loves to share her passion for yoga with others by meeting them wherever they are on their journey.