I have been practicing yoga since 2007 and it has become part of my daily life. I started yoga with the suggestion of my doctor who I was seeing for anxiety and panic attacks. I had been suffering for years from anxiety and did not believe in taking anti-depressants to ease my wasn't depressed. So he suggested that I try a yoga class. I signed up for my first class at Prana Yoga and Dance Studio and was instantly hooked. The peace that I felt within me after my first practice was indescribable! It healed me. Since the day I stepped foot into Prana, I knew that this magnificent thing that I had discovered would be a part of my life forever. It was love at first savasana! I have been anxiety free for 6 years now thanks to the practice of yoga!
Since yoga has changed my life so much, I wanted to bring that experience into other people's lives as well. I wanted to do yoga everyday, with everyone, for the rest of my life. I enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours in January of 2011 and became a Certified Yoga Teacher through Prana Yoga and Dance Studio and a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance in November 2011. I had the honor of learning from some amazing teachers; Kathleen Kossman, Rowan Silverberg, and Holly Clemens. I am also a Certified Herbalist, certified through Parma Hospital Learning Center. I teach Vinyasa style yoga. I work passionately with children, pregnant women, anxiety and depression sufferers, bariatric surgery patients, MS sufferers, amputees, athletes, eating disorder recovery patients, seniors, beginners and intermediates!
I teach yoga practices all over the Greater Cleveland area! I am currently teaching classes at Yoga 101 Berea, The Source Yoga Studio in Lakewood, Soul Stretch Mobile Yoga, Tranquility & Wellness in Parma Heights, The Brunswick Recreation Center, XPE in the Game in Medina, as well as private in home classes and corporate wellness programs (MTD Products, The Original Mattress Factory, and The Columbia Hills Counrty Club). In the past I owned a yoga studio, Lily White Yoga in Strongsville, I've taught at Yoga Central Strongsville, The Strongsville Recreation Center, PURE Health & Fitness in Strongsville, Core Cognitions, LLC in Parma, Westside Yoga in Lakewood, Synergy Sports Massage, LLC in Berea, and The Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio in Westlake. I also work with non-profit organizations such as Fostering Hope, #FREEHUGS, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
I love my practice. I love how it makes me feel, the way it makes me feel about others, and how it continues to change my life.