I am so thankful to have found Yoga in 1995, because at the time, I was an emotional and physical wreck.
It was as if the Universe was leading me from one Yoga Aspirant to the next and each teacher greeted me with heartfelt intentions helping me redirect my path back to a healthier and happier life.
Then two years later, I injured my low back snowboarding and with patience I discovered the therapeutic power of Yoga, when I healed my lumbar spine. This blessing in disguise has kept me on my mat ever since helping me to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spiritual existence.
17 years later, I humbly reflect on the knowledge that my greatest teachers have passed to me including, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Scott Blossom, MaryKay West, Simon Park, Ruth Jacobson, and Rusty Wells. Now as a Registered Yoga Teacher, with a thousand hours of teacher trainings and over four thousand hours of teaching classes and workshops; I am more passionate than ever to continue helping others.
Philosophically, I call myself a Yoga Universalist. This means that any form or perspective of Yoga that awakens clarity, strengthens and heals the body, and energizes the spirit I support whole heartedly.
Personally, I connect most with Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and I am a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist in training. I also hold a Masterʼs degree in Counseling and use my mental and emotional health expertise in all of my classes, workshops, and retreats. I am also elated to begin my 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in 2012!
Early in my thirties, I realized with much gratitude that my lifeʼs purpose, or my dharma, is to teach, counsel, and assist others. I am grateful to be a part of the Chattanooga Yoga community and my teaching style is often described as patient, knowledgeable, and kind, with a sweet sense of humor.
I hope to inspire deeper inner wisdom so that others may have positive transformations in their lives. After any Yoga experience, I know that I have served my best when I see smiles sparkling through peoples eyes.