I see the signposts along the WAY. I am dedicated to being an explorer of life… perpetually curious, a seeker of spirit, and a traveler of the world (all dimensions). I spread the message of self-love and nourishment so that my fellow travelers can grow, heal and prosper on their own journeys, in their own time. I am grateful for the path that yoga has opened up for me and am dedicated to sharing the abundance it has brought into my life.
In 2000, I began practicing yoga purely as a physical exercise but quickly came to appreciate that there was much more to it than downward facing dog. In a short time, the healing effects of yoga became self-evident. As someone who sat behind a computer all day, I realized that for me, only yoga would counteract the bad habits I had unconsciously developed. When I established a committed meditation practice, the spiritual side of yoga revealed itself to me in unexpected ways. In 2015, I decided to change my life path and become a yoga teacher. I craved a purpose that was based on heart and I found that purpose in yoga. When I delved into the teachings and history of yoga, I recognized that I would be a life long student that would share what I learned with others… and along the way help them fulfill their needs through the amazing practice of yoga.
In early 2016, I completed a 200-hour Hathavidya teacher training at Steadfast and True in Nashville, TN with Jennifer Campbell-Overbeek and Will Duprey. Will is the founder and director of Hathavidya and is renowned for his teachings of philosophy and energetics.
I am a Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT 200 and am presently in a 300-hour training at Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville, TN. I hope to have my 500-hour certification completed by the end of 2017, early 2018.
I went to my first hot yoga class to find something I could add to my running regimen in 2006. When I walked into class I knew it was different. I felt something in me begin to stir after ONE CLASS. After that I worked hot yoga into my daily life, I wasn’t sure what was changing I just knew something was happening. Later I learned that what I came for was the pure physical challenge of this 90 minute yoga class but what I got was how to deal with life on and off the mat. It cleansed me from the inside out and helped me be a better person. I wanted to share what I had learned and felt with others, that is why I became a certified, registered yoga teacher and why I opened my own studio and currently teach at other studios. I am certified in the Barkan method www.BarkanMethod.com and registered with the Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. www.yogaalliance.org). I bring humor, light heartedness, and fun to the mat, and teach a simple but challenging class.
“You will initially come to yoga for the physical challenge of yoga, but what will keep you coming is the changes you will see and feel physically, mentally, and spiritually.”