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In 2000, Eunice wandered into the Ashtanga Yoga Shala on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and received her first yoga instruction in the traditional Mysore method. She practiced Ashtanga for fourteen years until, in 2014, she earned her 200 RYT yoga teacher certification from Lara Heimann, a physical therapist, international yoga leader, and creator of the LYT method, with a strong focus on anatomy and biomechanics—acquiring along the way a personal obsession with handstands, forearm balances, and generally being upside down.

Eunice teaches at YogaStream in Princeton, and also offers private yoga and personal training sessions. She works with beginners, students with physical limitations, and seniors, as well as yogis of all ages who have practiced for years and are interested in advancing their practice—perhaps catching some flight time on their hands.

 
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“What we call ‘I’ is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale.”

-Shunryu Suzuki

Eunice strives to make each class a unique physical, mental, and emotional experience for her students. She combines playful or dramatic themes with bio-mechanically intelligent sequences that explore the body’s full range of motion, underscored by a curated playlist designed to encourage emotional reflection and release. She frequently closes her classes with readings that engage the mind and the spirit.

Eunice often incorporates into her yoga classes her background in Wu Mei Kung Fu, which she studied under 7th generation Master Sifu Ken Lo. This style of martial arts—founded by Wu Mei, a Buddhist nun who was the daughter of a Ming Imperial general—shares many principles with YogaStream, including alignment of the skeleton and the generation of strength from the core. This fusion creates powerful flows that simultaneously evoke a fierce warrior spirit along with the openness of breath and asana.

Eunice, both in her teaching and on stage, draws on her extensive physical theatre background, training with legendary teachers such as Moni Yakim and Darryl Quinton at Juilliard; Ellen Lauren for Suzuki Technique; and Carolyn Serota and Jaye Miller for Alexander Technique. Eunice has studied circus aerials and is certified through W.I.T.S. as a personal trainer, apprenticing with NYSC master trainer Fatimah Lee-Chambers.

After her children were born, Eunice took seven years off from acting to be with her family. During those years, her creative, expressive energy and actor’s discipline were sublimated into her mind-body practices, which are now a keystone for her in her life on stage.

 
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All your life, you wait for the propitious time.

Then the propitious time

reveals itself as action taken.

-Louise Glück

 

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 We get nowhere if we expect to be told what [symbols] mean, yet each one has a relation with us we can’t deny. If we accept this, the symbol opens in us a great and wondering O. This is how Beckett’s dark plays are plays of light, where the desperate object created is witness of the ferocity of the wish to bear witness to the truth. Beckett does not say “no” with satisfaction; he forges his merciless “no” out of a longing for “yes” and so his despair is the negative from which the contour of its opposite can be drawn.
— Peter Brook, The Empty Space
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