Let me introduce myself.
When I took my first yoga class, I didn’t expect to fall in love with yoga so quickly.
Actually, I didn’t think I’d like it at all. I had the notion that yoga was only for certain people: the super fit, the super slim, the super bendy (i.e., not me).
Instead, I found that yoga gave me a way to work with my body, by strengthening it, but also by teaching me to respect it. I was learning about patience, kindness, and listening to myself — these lessons stuck with me outside of class.
Before I knew it, I was hooked. I tasted what it was like to quiet the mind and find freedom in the body, and couldn’t get enough. Stepping onto the mat has taught me so much about myself, and my practice continues to be inspired by this inner conversation.
I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program through It’s All Yoga. It is my intention to create a space where others can feel free to explore the body and calm the mind. I invite a sense of playfulness to the practice, as well as the opportunity to connect with what is happening in the moment. Lately my focus has been on balancing strength and ease, in the physical sense and beyond.
When I’m not at my 9-to-5 or on the mat, you can find me improvising in the kitchen, snapping photos of random kitties, or enjoying time with family.