I came to yoga from an athletic background. I had seen success in Division 1 and semi-professional soccer by embodying the no-pain, no-gain mentality and had learned to completely ignore feedback from my body. But it was a lumbar spine injury in 2005 that landed me on my mat with no choice but to slow down and listen. And I came back, again and again, to peel away the layers of resistance that led me to this practice that has changed the trajectory of my life.
Since then I have completed 200, 300 and 500 hour certifications with D'ana Baptiste and InBody Academy, with a focus on Yoga Therapy, Anatomy and Yoga Philosophy.
My classes explore the ways that our practice reflects life off the mat. They are a recipe comprised of creative sequencing, breath work, mindfulness and always a healthy dose of humor! Although we spend only a few hours a day on the mat, I believe we can live yoga in every moment.
When I'm not on my mat, you can find me working in my 5th grade classroom, or hanging with my family in the mountains and rivers around the PNW.