RYT-500 & Reiki Level II
My yoga journey began during the winter of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN with a hot vinyasa flow yoga class. After spending 25 years of my life as a gymnast and endurance athlete, I became an active mother of three boys now, 8, 11, and 13. I was searching for a way to balance the intensity of motherhood and still connect with my body, mind and spirit in a totally different way. The first few months of yoga was strictly with a physical mindset, but I soon began to see how linking my breath with movement & meditation were having an effect on me off my mat. I found yoga to be a calming foundational force to balance my life as mom.
Ojai, CA is now home for my boys and me. I decided to deepen my knowledge of yoga as a student and enroll in teacher training. I have studied extensively with Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea and Kira Ryder. I also draw inspiration from Erich Schiffmann, Janet Stone and Sianna Shermann. You can find me leading “purpose driven” yoga retreats in places like Nicaragua or teaching group and private yoga in Ojai, CA.
I lead a breath focused, heart opening, vinyasa flow class that combines my love of music with the practice of yoga. In my classes, students explore how to create a foundation from which they invite gratitude, intention, & grace through breathe, humor, movement, to honor their true self.