One of my favorite poets, Rumi, once wrote, “Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment”. These beautiful words are a humbling reminder that each moment of your existence is sacred. I truly believe that by focusing on the here and now, we allow bliss and contentment to blossom. After taking my first yoga class with a friend in 2010, I was immediately drawn to the ancient practice. Not only did I fall in love the physical movements and expressions of my body, but I noticed a place of deep inner serenity within my mind that I had never quite reached before. Personally, yoga is the profound connection to soul through breath, movement, and stillness. My hope as a teacher is to guide my students to find that connection, in whatever way speaks to them; to create a safe space where students feel comfortable and nurtured. My classes are playful and experimental, thoughtful and grounding. I hope each and every student walks away empowered with the belief that they are their own most powerful teacher. I am a certified Yoga Alliance instructor, having trained with the Wilmington Yoga Center 200 hour Kunga Yoga school, as well as with Tamal Dodge in a 200 hour Power Yoga course. These trainings and many other teachers have inspired me throughout my own journey. Every individual I meet offers an opportunity to learn and grow, on and off the mat.