Yoga Teacher, Jewelry Maker and affectionate cat owner. My goal is to transform yoga newbies into full-fledged yogis that find healing through awareness, kindness, and mindful movement. The only thing I love more than a kitty purr is helping people like you feel better in their bodies!
As a kid I had a lot of energy that my parents easily funneled into numerous activities. I danced, played t-ball and soccer, and eventually fell in love with gymnastics. I practiced almost daily and competed on weekends throughout my grade school years. I was lucky to never have a major injury until junior year of high school, when I injured my back. Using my ego driven yet still developing brain, I pushed through the pain and continued doing the things that I loved, which only made matters worse. I didn’t allow myself to feel the pain or listen to my body and take it easy. I see this everyday; we don’t listen to our bodies and give them what they need to heal (I’m looking at you there on the other side of the screen).
I also see many of us taking care of those around us, sharing our loving kindness with them, but not always caring for ourselves. I want to help you get out of that cycle and begin to share that kindness you show to others with yourself. To help you bring awareness to how you are feeling and offer yourself the kindness it needs to heal and move forward.
I found yoga in grad school when a good friend dragged me to the new yoga studio in town. Before that I had only done a few yoga videos that I had on DVD as a quick workout. I was honestly afraid to go with her to the class but left signing up for a monthly unlimited package and continuing to go to the studio 6 days a week for the next 4 years! I fell in love and knew this was the path I needed to take to feel whole. Yoga was the tool I used to find the kindness I needed to support my back and body’s needs, my emotional state, and grow into someone who cares about myself. It taught me it was perfectly okay to slow down, listen to what my body needed and DO IT!
You too can get here, to this magical place of self-acceptance and greater love! And I can help you!
I know the first step is scary and the most difficult, but I promise you will be yelling “WE DID IT” Elle Wood’s style at the top of your lungs by the end of class (well maybe not out loud)!
If group classes intimidate you, sign up for a private lesson (I promise it is affordable) to start! You can find my class schedule here or email me to schedule a private lesson.
I can’t wait to help you begin your journey to a healthier, happier, you! See you on your mat!