I’ve been studying and practicing yoga since 2001. After years of intense dance training, and countless hours at the gym, I was looking for another outlet to keep my body strong. At the end of one of my first classes, tears streamed down my cheeks and I knew instantly that this practice was so much more than I had anticipated.
I completed my first teacher training in 2008 and after a few years of teaching, I was called to the motherland of yoga. It was there that I met one of my teachers, Swami Tureyananda. I spent a couple months immersed in deep practice, living at an ashram in Southern India. I began studying yoga therapy under Swamiji’s guidance. In 2015 I graduated from a 2 year yoga therapy program with local practitioner Sarahjoy Marsh, earning my E-RYT 500 hr certification, as well as my C-IAYT certification through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
In my classes, I weave practical application of yoga philosophy, into movement, breath and mindfulness, encouraging a dynamic exploration into oneʼs true nature. “My intention is to create a safe and nurturing place for students to learn about themselves and to connect.”
Complementing my guidance in the art of yoga, I’m a practicing Holistic Nutritionist, offering full spectrum support in finding a life of balance and harmony on all levels. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Holistic Nutrition with a concentration in Herbal Medicine, in 2006 and spent a growing season apprenticing with the herbalist, author and teacher, Matthew Wood.
Off the mat you will find me dancing, crafting, laughing, and finding freedom in the flow of life.
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