Growing up as a dancer in Flagstaff, Arizona, yoga was a natural transition for me to make. Initially, yoga was just a physical exercise done to supplement my dancing. However, life hit me hard (as it always seems to do when we need to wake up) and I was in a very scary place. My extreme type-A perfectionist personality tore my body and mind apart and I became completely disassociated and disconnected. I needed to stop and reevaluate my priorities. It was only then, when my life was in chaos, that I began to actually hear the teachings of my yoga instructors and realize the truth behind them.
Over time, I have continued to study the wisdom and advice of old and newer yogis and experiment with their concepts as they apply to modern life. Through yoga I have discovered how to ground myself, connect with my body and mind, and become more aware.
The physical aspects of yoga, or asana, resonate with my passion for promoting healthy living. I truly believe that developing awareness of one's body is critical to personal development and overall wellbeing. I also know that a challenging asana can make you break a sweat and gain strength, all while having fun.
I have maintained a consistent and dedicated yoga practice for many years, have completed my 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Bhoga, and am a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. I am honored to be able to teach and pass on the knowledge that has been bestowed upon me. I really enjoy working with students and discovering the world of yoga with them. My goal is to help you achieve a practice that is healthy and sustainable, to help you find your path, and to just have fun!
Join me as I continue to explore the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of yoga and life!
Off the mat, I work as a registered nurse, am a lover of hiking and nature, and enjoy singing and dancing in my living room.