My yoga journey began several years ago while taking yoga classes at the gym as a way to stretch my aching "runner's body". Yoga was there, but only as a compliment to my rigorous training. In 2013, after being diagnosed with late stage Gynecologic Cancer, I underwent a grueling treatment that included internal as well as external pelvic radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment weakened my pelvic bones and my running, as well as my kettlebell training had to stop. I once again turned to yoga for exercise, but this time something happened. I felt a different sort of shift in my body, but more importantly. A bigger shift emotionally. Through my exploration with my new body, I found a great love for Power Vinyasa Yoga, as it satisfied the need for intense training, but with the compassion and self-love of Yoga- It was a match made in HEAVEN for me!
My time on the mat became a place of release, of prayer, and of deep internal healing. My yoga practice had a profound effect on my view of life, and for finding gratitude in life's everyday gifts. I felt that this shift was a deep emotional and intuitive calling to help others find their own peace- their own true power to know what it means to feel fully integrated in mind, body, breath, and heart. I had to teach this magic to others. My 200hr teacher training took place in Charlotte with Bella Vita Yoga. My Power yoga classes will challenge you, make you think outside the “Yoga pose” and find a place that both inspires and empowers you. I strive to empower my students with a sense of deeper connection to their bodies once all the barriers of self-limiting beliefs are removed. Let’s move, breathe, sweat a little and empower each other!