I began my yoga journey in 2002. A diagnosis of a herniated disc of the cervical spine and issues with my shoulders is what ultimately brought me to the practice. As time went by I enjoyed the practice of yoga so much that I decided to become a yoga instructor and became a certified RYT-200 in December 2014. I was trained and certified predominantly in the practice of Hatha yoga. As my practice continued to evolve I incorporated my own style of teaching which includes a combination of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga as well as an infusion of Pilates and overall body strengthening. Never be intimidated by any yoga class ... do what you can do and accept what your body can do, which will vary from day to day. Sometimes attending a class that is slightly challenging allows us to grow and personal growth is a wonderful experience. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.
I began practicing yoga in my teens and found that during my time in college my practice grew deeper. It was then that I decided to take my practice further, to spread the physical and spiritual teachings of Yoga so I went to teacher training and was 200RYT certified. Yogic philosophies inspired me to dedicate my life to the practice and focus on spiritual growth and awareness in my classes as well as my own practice. Yoga has greatly reduced the stress in my life and given me an overall sense of well-being which I strive to extend to the students in my classes. I encourage students to be present in their practice and to allow each class to be personal spiritual experience. I am also the co founder of Hippy Healing, an all natural health and beauty company. I hope to see you soon.
500 E-RYT, Certified Holistic Healer, Usui II Reiki Practitioner, Henna Artist
My journey began 30 years ago when I took my first yoga and tai chi classes. I became a 200 RYT teacher in what seemed like a natural next step with my practice in 2009. I never thought I would teach but was offered my first job at graduation and though it was overwhelming I accepted and soon was working full time as a teacher. In 2015 I decided to further my career, going back to school and graduating with my 500 RYT. I believe yoga is so much more than a class, it’s a way of life, a lifestyle that encourages each individual find self-acceptance as the person you are at that moment and allowing yourself to evolve as you go forward in life. My teaching style I would describe as mindful yoga, first and foremost working on bringing together the body, mind, spirit and breath. I believe each student needs to work at their own pace but also challenge themselves without expectation or judgement. Yoga is truly a practice for anyone. The hardest thing any person will do is walk through the door the first time and become a student of yoga. That is a status we keep, we are all students, including myself, all learning from and encouraging each other. I find the people facing me on their mats teach me as much as I teach them in many ways. I always encourage anyone that has ever considered trying yoga to try, in a non judgmental, no pressure environment and that is something I strive to create. I hope to see you on the mat soon. Namaste