"I love to teach what I love to do…" This statement encompasses my sentiments as an instructor, guide and coach. As a youth, gymnastics was my passion and it started me on a path of body awareness and experience that continues to unfold into the present moment. In college, I coached gymnastics and realized that I love helping bodies discover their abilities. I spent the next several years pursuing another form of kinesthetic awareness on a snowboard. As an instructor I witnessed many revelatory moments of self discovery and mastery of a skill that once seemed unattainable. These moments of self-realization also occur often in ayoga practice. Nothing brings more joy and satisfaction than learning about my own body, how it can move and breathe and what a remarkable vessel it truly is… I want to share these teachings with anyone who wants to learn. Our bodies are outrageously intelligent and talented- ALL of them! When you come to my yoga classes, be prepared for a playful and inquisitive exploration of your self, inside and out.
Praise to my teachers who have tended my desires and intentions on the yogic path. I received a 200-hr YA teacher certificate from Michaelle Edwards who founded the YogAlign method and taught me the significance of proper spinal alignment as well as the immense influence of the fascial system and the psoas. In Asheville, I study with Deirdre Smith-Gilmer and Joe Taft primarily, though Michael & Stephanie Johnson also brighten my heart with their teachings. I am deeply inspired by Anusara as well as Sridaiva yoga, I feel the truth of these systems in my body and incorporate the principles and alignments of both methods into my own practice and teaching.