During the past 16 years, I have practiced as a personal trainer. I have experienced an array of clientèle ranging in age from 5 to 85. Because of my awareness of how clients experienced a low level of flexibility in mind and body, I began my pursuit of the practice of Yoga. Since I received my first Yoga Instructor Certification in 2005, I have been extremely motivated in sharing my insights and personal discoveries through the many pathways of Yoga.
I began my yoga journey 20 years ago. It took a few years until I developed a "serious" relationship with my yoga practice, and, in 2001, I began teaching. I was initially self-taught, utilizing videos. I received my 200 RYT certification in Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga under Laurel Hodory in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009 and another 300-hour RYT in 2012.
I am currently an E-RYT500 with the Yoga Alliance, and have over 5,000 hours of teaching experience.
My alignment-based Hatha classes, the discipline of Iyengar classes, the depths of Anusara, and the challenging flow of Vinyasa classes all help me guide students safely and give them maximum benefit from their practice. My goal is also to help students discover the joy of every movement and breathe to align with their true self. Always open to questions, I am able to tailor classes to the needs of students. I draw from the teachings that best serve the moment at hand, as well as have a fun and lighthearted class.
My motto, "No matter where you are on your journey of life, you are never too young or old to begin Yoga," is also my personal conviction shared through my current practice.
My life goal is allowing others to realize their personal strength from within.
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”- B.K.S. Iyengar