I am a E-RYT 200, RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, and Bodyworker who is passionate about helping others achieve optimal health through the use of yoga, massage, reiki and meditation. I completed my 500-hour Professional Level Teacher Training in the Kripalu Tradition at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in August 2014. I am striving to use yoga and all its tenets on and off the mat to be fully awake and alive by seeing the extraordinary in every day. I understand the importance of the body’s story in the healing process and invite deeper exploration through present-moment awareness, breath, movement and dialogue. I have taught yoga from my home studio since 2009, as well as various businesses and Hospitals throughout West Michigan. I live in Grand Rapids Michigan with my husband and three sons. I help students see the reflection of their own possibility by guiding them with compassion, permission, acceptance and patience. Additional trainings and certifications include multiple body-oriented energy healing techniques and modalities. I am a Professional Level Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Certified Lifeforce Yoga® Level 1 Practitioner, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Certified Integrated Positional Therapist, and Certified Thai-Shiatsu Body worker.