I unrolled my first yoga mat over 10 years ago at a local gym to compliment my fitness routine. After that first Power Yoga class, I was hooked. As my practice developed, I enjoyed the benefits of various intense styles of yoga. My journey with yoga, suddenly too a sharp turn with a cancer diagnosis in 2008. During my treatment, I began to explore different styles of yoga and other healing modalities to cope with stress and anxiety. I’ve since developed an interest in gentle and restorative yoga styles and the desire to share my healing journey with others.
In 2013, I completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Yogaspace. I studied Hatha Yoga with Patricia White in the tradition of Vanda Scaravelli, consciously balancing effort and rest. I also studied Vinyasa Yoga with Kathryn Beet, focusing on finding ease in movement with the breath. Since then, I have completed a Restorative Yoga Certificate with Hali Schwartz, Yin Yoga with Cathy Keenan and Reiki Master Certificate with Stephanie Norwich.
Contrary to popular belief, Yoga is not the practice of being flexible. Yoga is the practice of uniting the mind and the body. It teaches us to be present, to connect with our own thoughts and to realize our own potential. As a student, I’m always amazed at how my yoga practice has strengthened by body and provided clarity of mind. I hope to inspire my students to find that strength, stability and focus.