About 15 years ago, I began integrating a yoga practice into my work out as a “day off” activity to give me balance from weight and cardio training. I fell in love with the philosophy, teachings and mantras. Five years ago, I began a dedicated yoga practice. I stepped into my first teacher training in 2010, I found something incredible, something to connect to, a practice that finally showed me how to pay attention, to listen to my body and my mind, especially when it absolutely was the last thing I wanted to do. I maintain a daily yoga practice, it is important to make the time to get on my mat and feel a connection within the community I teach and of course in my body. Prior to yoga, I traveled a great deal for work and the stress of a corporate life was really taxing. Yoga enabled me to put all of the stress on hold for the 60 minute or 75 minute classes. Yoga is accessible for everyone it is really a matter of taking a chance. The practice builds strength, flexibility and allows you to slow down and truly be present.
As a teacher, I continue my education with ongoing training's both online and in person, workshops and essentially anything I can get my hands on as the practice is more than 1000 years old and there is so much to learn. I have more than 750 hours of teaching under my belt, have lead 2 retreats abroad to Rhodes, Greece and Tamarindo, Costa Rica and currently teach at Studio Laurus, in East Sacramento and Davis. I am a certified Yoga Alliance teacher with more than 300+ hours of teacher training education.
Music is a passion of mine. I spend hours making playlists and searching for songs that will resonate with students. I am a big kid at heart and you will find there is always an opportunity to “goof off” or “play” in my class. I don’t teach from a script, but rather the energy of the students in my two classes are ever the same.
My nickname is Super E, and I guarantee you will laugh when I tell you what my superpower is!