I started doing yoga in 2011 to help manage symptoms from a chronic illness. As my practice became more consistent, I began to heal. My body strengthened and I was relieved from anxieties. Six years later, I wouldn't want to imagine my life without yoga. Learning to surrender into uncomfortable postures and observe not-so-pleasant emotions has helped me to develop strength and resilience in all areas of my life.
I teach yoga in the hopes that students leave my class feeling like they have made personal progress. Maybe this means strengthening their body, letting go of emotional turmoil, or just working up a great sweat and releasing happy endorphins. My classes are focused on precise alignments and detailed verbal cues. I like to emphasize the balance between challenging yourself while listening and respecting your body: finding that Goldilocks position in each pose.
In my free time I love to be outdoors as much as possible. Mountain biking and hiking are my favorite past time. You'd also likely find me in the kitchen experimenting. I have a passion for preparing nourishing comforting meals; mostly because I love to eat.
How do you want your students to feel after leaving class? Tranquil-- that post yoga "high".
Coolest thing you've done? Riding a motorcycle through the middle of the jungle in Costa Rica to a secret waterfall.
What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Check the time and calculate whether or not I have time to get more shuteye in.