Hope is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance. She has completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training at the internationally recognized Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica with her teachers Don and Amba Stapleton. She also completed 100 hours in Essential Nature Restorative Yoga with Jane Fryer at NYI, and now specializes in this gentle and deeply intimate practice. In addition to weekly classes and monthly specialized workshops, she offers private Pranassage™ sessions to clients who are interested in having a personal and relaxing yoga experience.
In addition to teaching restorative yoga and Self Awakening Yoga®, Hope has a deep, long time passion for Vinyasa yoga. Her flows are slow, strong, and empowering and she loves to have a mixed class where she can offer multiple variations of poses and shapes. She believes that yoga is truly a practice of finding space, in the body, in the breath, and in the mind.
Akasha, her Sanskrit name, translates to Ether, or infinite space and this is what she seeks to bring to her offerings; a sacred space to practice movement, breath, and mindful meditation. Her classes, while very intentional in their essence are also lighthearted in nature, leaving room for self-exploration. Her yoga is like her life, full of light, passion, and calm strength.