My yoga practice began in 2000 as a way to supplement my athletic lifestyle. My passion for helping people has been a constant throughout my life and in 2005 I received my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. It is my yoga practice, however, that remained an anchor in my life. Yoga to me is an athletic approach to going inward and discovering who we are at our core. It has helped me learn how to slow down in a fast-paced world and listen closer to the wisdom and strength inside.
My yoga practice has grown and evolved over the years. I learned how to adjust my practice (both physically and mentally) with both of my pregnancies because each pregnancy was completely different. I also have had to figure out (and sometimes learn the hard way) how to continue to keep yoga an important part of my life while being a stay-at-home mom, keeper of the house, and yoga teacher. It is NOT easy, but taking care of yourself is important; whether you are a mother, a father, a guardian, it doesn't matter. Now my children are my most important students and my favorite yoga partners! And it is my goal at this point in my career and life to share with other parents how to make (or keep) yoga as an integral part of their self-care and exercise lifestyle.
I completed my first teacher training program in 2007 in the style of Vinyasa under Devin Morgan. In 2008 I began an extensive 500-hour Professional Program with YogaWorks mentoring under Dani Ibarra. In honor of my roots in Vinyasa, I teach a flow-style of class that is breath-centered and athletic. Through my studies with Jeanne Heileman in Subtle Body I safely infuse my teachings with deeper awareness of Self through Pranayama (breathing techniques), Chakra work, guided meditations, and so much more!
* 550+ hours of Training through YogaWorks, CA - Studied under Dani Ibarra and Jeanne Heileman
* 200 Hr Vinyasa Flow Certification from Rishi Yoga Institute under Devin Morgan
* 50 Hr Certification in Master Training in Subtle Body under Jeanne Heileman - Tantra Flow Yoga