I grew up a dancer and learned to express my soul through physical movement. I studied physical movement in college and even got my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I moved to Utah to get my Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine and became an Athletic Trainer. I remember having an aversion to yoga and thinking I didn’t “need anyone to show me how to stretch.” I was a dancer with an extensive background in anatomy. I had no idea what I was missing.
When I got sober in 2011, I explored a variety of spiritual tools as part of my recovery program. I read books, practiced meditation, and finally, I tried yoga. Immediately, I was hooked. Yoga seemed to combine my love of fitness, the soul expression through movement, and a spiritual practice like I had never known. It made me feel complete, whole, and new. I was evolving.
During my 200 hours of teacher training, it became crystal clear that this was my path. I wanted to share what I had learned. I needed to teach—to spread the word. Now, I am a yoga teacher. I inspire and facilitate the evolution of others in mind, body, and soul.
I have a passion for using yoga to aid in therapeutic programs. I, myself, have been in recovery for over 6 years and I have incorporated yoga as part of my daily program. I love to elevate the lives of others with my passion for personal development and empowerment through yoga. I believe human beings operate best when integrated and aligned in their own bodies, brains, and interconnecting systems. I use functional movement and alignment principles to create whole wellness experiences that leave my students and clients balanced, aligned, integrated, and operating at peak performance.
I am a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer and 200-Hour certified yoga instructor. I have a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science, certifications in trauma-sensitive yoga and Yoga For First Responders and I am an American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and BLS Instructor.