Hannah is a life-long practitioner and international teacher of movement. She has a diverse background as a professional salsa dancer, competitive boxer, philosopher, and spoken-word poet. Hannah's classes are uniquely powerful, incorporating an in-depth focus on breath movement and poetic dialogue. Hannah's passion is to hold space for her students to gain a greater somatic understanding of themselves, and a more refined sense of presence through the practice of movement and breath.
Hannah began her movement training over 25 years ago when she began studying dance. As a teenager, she trained and competed both in dance and boxing. Although a passionate mover, Hannah struggled with many injuries and physical obstacles, eventually leading to two knee surgeries and a long path of healing. It was on this path where Hannah focused on the healing practices of yoga and Pilates, and gained an enthusiastic interest in the studies of functional anatomy, eastern philosophy, fitness, nutrition, and energy work.
Hannah lived for many years in between India, Brazil, Guatemala, and Peru where she studied and taught movement, philosophy, languages, and varied healing practices. During these years, she received a BA in philosophy, certifications as a 500 hour Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda massage therapist, Reiki Master, National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutritionist, Balanced Body Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor, and more. Hannah developed her self-practice as a yogi and fitness enthusiast and decided to return to Boston to further some educational pursuits and continue teaching.
In Boston, Hannah built a community at Down Under School of Yoga where she continues to work alongside wonderfully knowledgable and accomplished teachers, and with such motivated and inspiring students. In this environment, Hannah continues to grow on her path as a yoga teacher and evolve her unique style as a movement specialist.
Whether in the capacity of yoga, Pilates, fitness, or healing, you will hear in Hannah's language and feel in your body a great gift and knowledge for understanding and teaching movement.