I began my yoga journey in 1975 with Richard Hittleman’s book 28 Days of Yoga. Taking the book to live in the Alaska bush with my husband, Jim, I established a daily practice of yoga and meditation that has served me to this day. After moving to Fairbanks I became involved in several Mind-Body disciplines and yoga took a back seat. I studied the art of Shudokan and Gosoke-Ryu karate for 23 years and hold blackbelts in Shudokan karate, Iaido and Gosoke Ryu and a brown belt in Kung Fu. I presently enjoy Tai Chi and the ancient art of Qigong. In addition to my passion for the martial arts, I returned to pursuing yoga passionately in 2001, and have been instructing since 2005. I have taught yoga classes at the International Karate Association, as a private instructor, for seniors in the OLLI program and currently I teach weekly classes at the Senior Center and at Heart Stream Yoga. My teacher training has come about primarily through Sundari’s Anusara teacher immersions and Lynn Minton. I am grateful for the influence of Susanne Lyle and Teri Vierick. My certification process was through White Lotus Yoga with Ganga White and Tracey Rich and I am a 200 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance.
I bring to my classes a love of alignment, the beauty of a quiet center, and the joy of inner discovery.
My other job is a Home, Health, and Family Development Program Assistant at the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. I get to teach all kinds of fun classes like food preservation, food safety, cooking classes, stress reduction, home health, etc.