A native of Fayetteville, I discovered yoga shortly after leaving my job as a lawyer in pursuit of a more fulfilling career. During this uncertain transition, I searched for something that would help ground me both spiritually and emotionally. I found these qualities (and more) in the practice of yoga. As a self-described “gym rat”, I was naturally drawn to the vigorous and athletic style of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Since being introduced to the practice, I have strived to maintain a daily yoga practice. Over the years, I has observed the profound impact of yoga in my life – from the development of strength and flexibility, an increase in confidence, a greater sense of emotional peace, and a greater recognition of purpose in life.
I firmly believe that yoga can benefit all people regardless of age, shape, or background. Yoga is not just for the young and fit. Because of this, I teach a variety of classes – from vigorous Ashtanga to gentle hatha yoga for beginners. My focus is on trying to individualize the practice as much as possible within a traditional group class setting. As a teacher, I strive to create a comfortable and playful environment where each student can expand and deepen his or her understanding of yoga and life.