Born and raised in the city of Chicago, IL, Dorothy originally moved to New York to study art, and work in the fashion industry in 2005. Having been an athlete growing up, in 2010, Dorothy began taking yoga classes, originally drawn to a challenging physical asana practice as a respite from a high pressure career.
By a stroke of good luck, in the spring of 2016, Dorothy left the fashion industry to study, and complete her 300-Hour Jivamukti teacher training at the Omega Institute. In May of 2018, Dorothy completed the Jivamukti 800-Hour Apprenticeship Program with her mentor Rima Rani Rabbath.
She is deeply humbled and forever grateful for the opportunity to continue to study under the guidance of her dear teachers, Jivamukti co-founders, Sharon Gannon and David Life.
Dorothy likewise remains deeply thankful for her teachers Emma Henry, Camilla Veen, John Smrtic, and Jill Abelson, who led her Jivamukti teacher training; and of course her sweet mentor Rima Rabbath, with whom she continues to study in New York City.
Words could never fully articulate her appreciation for their abundant love, guidance, and support.
Their unwavering compassion, tenderness, and dedication to peace inspires Dorothy, both as a student and teacher.