I discovered yoga along with tribal belly dance in 2007 and quickly discovered how yoga made my dance and performances more graceful and fluid. I completed the 200-hr teacher training in Ashtanga with Dana Rae Pare at Infinite Yoga (San Diego, CA) in 2013 and am certified with Yoga Alliance. Additionally I am certified with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a personal trainer (CPT) and Health Coach. In my instruction, I love to emphasize the impact that proper breathing and engagement of the bandhas has on the lightness and grace of the poses and movement in general. My work as a corrective exercise specialist at the chiropractic clinic Elite Performance Institute also offers me great insight and comfort in working with students with injuries. Besides yoga, I am also a tribal belly dancer who has studied with Heather Stants, Carolena Nericcio, and Suhaila Salimpour and a performance artist/stilt-walker with Living World Entertainment.