As a dancer, Miranda was initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits but discovered that it also helped her to manage stress, quiet the mind, and align with her center. Yoga felt like coming home. She developed a daily practice, became a certified yoga instructor through Asheville Yoga Center, and has now been practicing yoga for over 20 years.
Miranda has been influenced by Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, and Viniyoga styles of yoga which have helped shape her emphasis on healthy alignment, breathwork and linking breath with movement, addressing the connective tissues as well as the muscles, and personalizing one’s practice in order to maximize yoga’s therapeutic benefits.
In her classes, Miranda thoughtfully creates class sequences that prepare the body for greater opening and strengthening. She seeks to hold space for students to release stress and tension, find their center, and listen to their inner guidance. She incorporates themes drawn from the wisdoms of yoga philosophy and diverse spiritual traditions that relate to the human condition and our shared desire to experience a deepened sense of connection and peace.
Miranda has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in education. In addition to teaching group yoga, she enjoys customizing private yoga for individuals and private events. She also teaches kid yoga at area schools and is an education consultant. Miranda enjoys the close-to-nature lifestyle of living out in the country with her husband, two children, and two pets. She loves to read books about yoga and spirituality, cook, write, garden, dance Zumba, hike, and take long walks with family and friends.