With a focus on the fundamentals, the breath, alignment, and what feels good in the body, I believe that it is my true purpose to bring individuals into the life-long practice of yoga. While I love teaching a fun and upbeat vinyasa flow, I am most lit up when working with the following:
connection with Self, solace, healing
My life experiences with the Military Family (Active Duty and Veterans) brought me onto my yoga mat in 2006 and into this work as a yoga teacher in 2016. Today, as a Warriors at Ease Certified Teacher and former Yoga Director of the Warrior Surf Foundation, it is a true honor to be of service to the men and women who've served our country. I look forward to continuing my education of yoga as a modality for healing and serving others in this way.
A lot of people want to learn the thing, advance in the thing, master it, and move on. Yoga doesn't work like that - we learn a lot over a long period of time. When we mindfully tune in to the foundational aspects of yoga: the breath, foundation (building poses from the ground up), drishti (gaze), heat (discipline), and flow (moving meditation), everything shifts. Yoga is for every body, and every mind can benefit from this practice... all you have to do is show up and be willing to learn.
imagination, Self-exploration, Self-love
Everything changes at this age - our interests, our peers, our bodies... what better age to learn how to show up for our Selves and one another? What better age to learn how to breathe through the tough stuff and stay true to who we are? Looking back on my formative years, I would have given anything to have the mindfulness tools I have today. And so, here I am - bringing yoga and mindfulness to little people, one big breath at a time. Currently leading Mindfulness 101 at Porter Gaud Middle School.
"Yoga has taught me that it is possible to will myself into a sense of peace and mental calmness. It has taught me to slow my life down and how to better deal with adversity by being a more patient and thoughtful individual.
It has taught me how to be comfortable in my own skin... I only wish I would have found yoga earlier in my life."