While my love of yoga and fitness came to me later in life, I knew that I wanted to share this incredible mind-body connection with others. I attended a local studio’s teacher training program and became 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified in 2005. I began teaching a gentle, benefits-oriented teaching style that incorporates Iyengar (alignment), Ashtanga (power), Viniyoga (therapeutic) yoga. I enjoy teaching hatha yoga to beginners and encourage a beginner’s mind to all of my yoga students. It’s thrilling to watch students discover their own "a-ha" moments that make yoga more than exercise. In each class, I encourage my students to make the yoga practice their own and discuss ways to incorporate various stress-reducing techniques into their daily lives. I continue my own yoga education through personal study, workshops and conferences. To give back, I donate my service and talents at Yoga Journal Conferences around the USA. I am also a ACE-certified Personal Trainer and AFAA-certified Group Instructor.