Alex is passionate about combining science, western medicine and mind-body practices. She is currently a resident physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut, as well as a wife and mother. As part of the next generation of women’s health practitioners, she feels it is important to approach wellness of the entire individual as opposed to treating diseases of individual body systems.
Alex found yoga and mind-body practices when she was a teenager, studying ballet in a pre-professional program. After suffering an injury, she developed an interest in anatomy and medicine. From there she continued her studies at NYU, both studying Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts and science, completing prerequisites for medical school in the College of Arts and Science. While at NYU she met TaraMarie with whom she deepened her study of yoga. In her last year, she was fortunate to be included in the inaugural class of Perri Institute, then Mind Body Dancer.
After graduation, Alex spent several years teaching and dancing in New York, before being accepted into medical school. Over the past several years, she has worked with TaraMarie to develop an anatomy and physiology curriculum that integrates western science and mind-body practices, and a science literacy curriculum, which expands on evidence-based medicine and practice.
the science of yoga literature
physiology of the heart, brain, and breath
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mind body dancer, 2010
BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
MD, New York Medical College
how do you take what you learn on the mat into your life and work off the mat?
Much of my practice recently involves slowing my mind down and staying in the present. As an ob/gyn (and a mom) my attention is often divided amongst many priorities at once. For me no matter if I am snuggling with my daughter on the couch, performing surgery, or talking to a patient, it is important that I give my full attention in that moment, no matter how many other directions I am being pulled. My daily practice, no matter if I make it to the “mat” for one minute in between surgeries, or one hour in the studio, is to slow down, breathe and be fully present in the moment.