I serve the yoga community in Orange County, California by teaching classes at Lotus 7 Yoga & Pilates Studio in Rancho Santa Margarita, Be the Change Yoga Studio in Irvine, as the corporate yoga instructor at Cox Communications in Lake Forest and with private clients. I have studied and practiced extensively for 20+ years. Yoga has positively impacted my life to such a degree I felt a strong calling to become a teacher and help others. My teaching journey began in 2010 right after I lost both parents and my sister to common diseases like cancer, heart failure and Alzheimer's. I set aside a successful career as a marketing executive at Hilti Inc., a global corporation, so that I could focus on family, community, health and wellness. I have been volunteering for various non-profits and schools for 14 years and teaching yoga for 8. I am driven to be part of the solution to the devastating and sometimes avoidable conditions that plague us. I believe stress is at the root of the problem and many of the unhealthy lifestyle choices we make are related to self-medicating the discomfort of stress.
I am originally from the Chicago suburbs, where yoga was non-existent growing up. My high school track coach taught us guided meditation and stretching that became part of a life-long personal practice. So when I moved west and discovered yoga, it was true love from the get-go and a natural fit. I have three children (teenagers 😅) with my husband Josh and they are my world. I adore my students and will do all I can to help them find peace, joy and great health.💜🙏🏻