I came for the sweat and found a way of life. I was a long-time athlete looking for a challenge and was hooked from my very first yoga class. It would be years later that I connected with the practice on a deeper level, outside of the perceived "fitness trend."
After my son was born, I turned to my mat in a life-saving-and-changing way and the practice ignited my greatest purpose: to serve others through movement, writing, feeling, and healing. The practice of yoga is simple, be yourself. I believe that showing up for yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give to this world. I am passionate about encouraging others to live inspired and love big.
I found my way to yoga in 2008 and have been teaching full-time for the last 5 years. My background began with an alignment-based method in an Anusara-inspired training, where I began learning the therapeutic benefits of yoga. From there, I moved forward with numerous trainings in body, breath, and purpose. Much of my classes are inspired by “flow” state (aka: to bring meaning or purpose to life) with a mix of Ashtanga, functional movement and mobility. A balance of science, spirit, rhythm and play.
In my everyday life, I'm a play-at-home mama, yoga teacher, life photographer, mentor, writer, artist, Tahoe-lover, a sucker for dark chocolate, dark beer, and a life well-lived. You can find me on my mat teaching with a wide-open heart teaching weekly classes in my hometown, offering monthly writing workshops at hosted locations (write club), teacher coaching, pairing yoga and writing on my retreats, and more.
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