My goal as a yoga teacher is to help clients connect the mind, body and breath in order to relax, relieve stress and anxiety, build strength and resilience. My yoga journey began in 2006 when I discovered yoga as a way to alleviate the stress and anxiety I was experiencing after leaving an abusive marriage and becoming a single parent. Yoga, as well as my faith, was an integral part of my healing journey and my practice of yoga continues to provide me with mental, physical and spiritual benefits. I began yoga teacher training with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga with others the way it was shared with me. In July of 2018 I completed the 220 Hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Legacy of Raleigh, NC. I also have certifications in Senior Yoga, Yoga Modifications and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga. During my yoga teacher training I became involved with the Yoga Legacy Seva program which supports the local community by bringing yoga to underserved people in our area. Through the Seva program I have taught classes for clients and staff of InterAct, a local Wake County, NC non-profit that serves victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault whose mission is to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in our community. It is my intention to donate a portion of the proceeds from my yoga teaching to support non-profits that work to empower women, end violence against women and organizations that build strong families and support young boys and girls to achieve their full potential. In my free time I also enjoy reading, trail running and hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding and spending time laughing and being outdoors with my family and friends.