When I came to the practice of yoga nearly fifteen years ago, I was stressed out, over-worked, and tortured by my overactive negative thinking patterns. I did not feel good in my body and my mind wasn’t a particularly friendly place.
The practices of yoga and meditation have taught me I am stronger than I ever knew. They have taught me to take responsibility for my body, my health, my actions, and my mind. Through meditation, I have learned my thoughts are not who I am, they are habits.
As a teacher, my intention is to help students find clarity of purpose, embrace their inner-wisdom, and transform their insights into meaningful change in their lives. My classes and programs are designed to foster physical and emotional well-being. I am passionate about helping students build strength and flexibility, release tension, and unravel limiting beliefs; including conquering self-doubt and quieting negativity.
I believe in doing the work of this practice on and off my mat. Having completed my 500-hour studies in 2015 (200-hour in 2011), I spent 2016 working with Rolf Gates in his mentorship and coaching programs where I committed to a life-changing daily meditation practice. In 2017, I began The Skillful Living Project, a yogic life coaching service designed to help participants integrate the lessons of yoga, psychology, and their own innate wisdom into their everyday lives. Most recently my work with Off the Mat Into the World’s Yoga, Purpose and Action Leadership Intensive into identifying my personal values and intentions—as well as unearthing uncomfortable beliefs, conditioned patterns and the ways in which I separate myself from or promote otherness in the world—has had a profound effect on both my personal and professional life.
I have enjoyed working with collegiate athletic and club teams, private individuals, senior groups, corporate and church wellness & mindfulness programs, teaching workshops, and public studio classes. With the continued restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, I have moved online with live-stream classes. Now more than ever it is important to embrace our human capacity for introspection and take responsibility for our inner life. I would be honored to assist you in your journey.