Get to know me

When I was 6, my Grandma was my best friend and favorite visitor. She had so many interesting hobbies and was the healthiest 80+ year old woman you could imagine. She was the epitome of mindfulness and anything my 6 year old self wanted to do would get my grandmother’s full support and involvement. When she left this world I was gifted many of her things that I carry around with me to this day. One of the books gifted to me was her very well-loved copy of Richard Hittleman’s “Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan”.

Now before we get any ideas about me being some young yoga prodigy, know that I did not actually pick up this book until many years later. Around the age of 16 I started having stress-related stomach issues and was lucky enough to have a doctor recommend yoga as a strategy to combat my anxiety. I attempted a few yoga classes in my small country town and was not a big fan; I ended up spending more time focused on how I looked rather than what they were asking me to do, as any teenage girl would. Though I quit going to classes, my determined self started practicing from home and stumbled upon the dusty little book on my shelf that needed to be taped together to be read! I used this book (as well as a few low quality youtube videos from back in the day) off and on into my 20's. Somewhere during this time I was able to get my anxiety under control enough to ease my stomach issues. It was also during this time I realized how important having a daily practice would be for my well-being, so a friend and I became fitness coaches in an effort to boost my health even further. While coaching didn't last very long it sparked something in me that I believe was a catalyst for major change in my life. From that point on I delved deeper into yoga and meditation, which led to doing my own exploration and studio hopping until February of 2017 when I was inspired to attend a yoga teacher training with Yandara Yoga in Baja, Mexico.

My time with Yandara was pure magic and opened my eyes to many avenues through which I could share my love of yoga, including reiki, harmonium, meditation and kirtan. Feeling fully satisfied with deepening my knowledge and a desire to keep learning beyond my training, I channeled my focus into my own practice. I spent the next two years exploring and connecting with the yoga community, attending workshops and sampling a variety of techniques and philosophies. I am now on a mission to share all that I have learned with my students by fueling their own passion for yoga.  

With this in mind I bought a one way ticket to Asia to explore and expand my comfort zone. Kicked things off with the completion of my 300hr yoga teacher training at Zuna Yoga in Bali, Indonesia in last month, July 2019. With new techniques added to my teaching tool belt I hope to bring the most well rounded experience to those ready to start their own yoga journey.

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Credentials:

  • 200hr Yoga Training with Yandara Yoga

  • 300hr Yoga Training with Zuna Yoga

  • Reiki Master Practitioner with Yandara

  • Meditation Guide