My yoga journey began over ten years ago at a Bikram Yoga studio in North Carolina. A friend invited me to a class and I was instantly hooked. I practiced a few times a week and loved the challenge and concentration involved in the practice.
Once I moved back home to California, I started taking classes at YogaWorks in Santa Monica. With the encouragement of a couple of teachers I signed up for the YogaWorks 200 hour Teacher Training in 2007. The training was eye opening – I realized I didn’t know very much about yoga at all! That program made me realize that yoga is so much more than physical poses and that I could spend my life learning and growing in this practice.
After that I started teaching once a week. I continued on to complete my 300 hour Professional Program and other trainings and workshops to further my education. I gradually taught more classes and was able to make the leap to teaching full-time about 5 years ago.
I now teach a full schedule of classes at YogaWorks as well as leading 200 hour Teacher Trainings. I also teach workshops and have been a mentor for the 300 hour Professional Program. My classes have a strong emphasis on alignment and clear use of props. I love teaching students to watch their breath and thoughts throughout practice to make it a moving meditation. My greatest joy as a teacher is when a student shares how their yoga practice has had a positive affect on their life.
When I’m not at the yoga studio, I’m at home with my husband, baby girl, and our dog. I love cooking delicious healthy food for us. We also love traveling and exploring the world together. Being with my family shows me the importance of being Present as much as possible for Life.