About

I came to yoga in 2001 because of my love of movement and to my surprise, I found a love of stillness along the way. 

Discovering the healing power of my mind-body and connecting with my spirit has been an ongoing and profound--even mind-blowing-- experience. The tools of yoga have enabled me to release and cope with anxiety, heal adrenal exhaustion and treat the ongoing physical ailments of everyday life.

My goal is to create a nurturing and playful environment for others to truly inhabit, heal and feel good in their bodies.*

In 1995, I was just out of college, and backpacking in the wilderness for the first time in my life. I found a sense of peace I'd never previously experienced. It was one of those life-changing moments.... basically written in the sky at sunset that I needed to help others find peace--however elusive it was (and continues to be at times) for me.  

It has taken me years of healing and play and discovery to begin to figure out how to do this. 

I hope you'll join me on this journey.

Background... 
Before giving birth to my second son I was teaching high school science (and yoga!)....before that I also taught sixth grade (and yoga!), led backpacking trips for teens, went on a vision quest in the Mojave desert, earned a Masters degree in Education/Environmental Science and a BA in Psychology. 

Training...
I completed my 200 hour teacher training in Ashtanga based vinyasa yoga with my teacher, Dana Rae Paré  and have also completed trainings in  Forrest Yoga, Yoga for Cancer, Yin Yoga, Kundalini,  Tri-Yoga and Yoga for Teens. I'm currently pursuing an 800 hour certification  in yoga therapy at the Niroga Institute.

*Disclaimer:
I am not qualified to diagnose illness--as with any form of exercise or holistic healing, please consult with your medical professional for diagnosis and recommendations.
The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my training with Niroga Institute's certified Yoga Therapy program and are  not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.