I stumbled upon yoga around 2002. I was living in Boston after returning from the Peace Corps in Mali, an experience that taught me about the real power of community. Seeking ways to process my time abroad, and looking for community, I was fortunate to discover both at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute.
There, I practiced and trained for five years, becoming a hands-on alignment assistant in 2007 and completing my 200-hour teacher training in 2009. I also mentored students in hands-on assistant trainings at the school in 2008 and 2009.
I grew up in Maine, but have been obsessed with the California lifestyle from a young age--cue palm trees, Highway 1, beaches. I moved to Oakland, California in 2010 to deepen my practice and diversify my yoga studies (and to escape the east coast winters). I mainly teach alignment-focused vinyasa flow yoga, meditation, and pranayama practices, and recently got back into teaching yin yoga. I also enjoy collaborating with the Love Your Brain Foundation, supporting those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) by sharing yoga and meditation practices. I'm continually participating in advanced trainings and mentorships with many teachers in the Bay Area, and expanding my offerings as my practice evolves.
"Reba is soft-spoken, but don’t let that fool you; she’s also hilarious and a seriously knowledgeable yogi! I love taking her class because I get to laugh and learn something new every time. She’s so kind and patient that I feel safe trying new things, and end up doing way more than I thought I could!" -Kira M.
"Reba's class is nothing short of magical! I find her classes to be grounding and her teaching to be dynamic yet compassionate especially in the days when my energy levels are not so high. Through years of practice and whatever state my body is in, her class always leaves me feeling healed and reinvigorated. Reba's genuine care and love of the craft is why I encourage everyone to take her class."