Yoga is truly the best medicine.
My yoga journey began when I was recovering from back surgery at age 19. Maintaining strength & good health was always a priority growing up as a competitive gymnast. After a career ending injury, I was told by doctors that my entire lifestyle would have to change due to the deteriorating state of my body. I refused to let that happen and began looking for solutions. I found yoga. I became dedicated to the practice as it provided me with strength, peace, and a greater acceptance and appreciation for myself. Yoga has helped me manage pain, prevent further injury, and maintain a strong and healthy mind and body. After years of a consistent and life-changing yoga practice, I knew I wanted to share this with others.
In 2017, I had the opportunity to complete a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course through Asheville Mindful Living with Scott McGregor. Here I realized yoga was much more than just a physical practice. I learned how to incorporate mindfulness into my everyday life and see yoga as a way of living. A few months later, I received my RYT 200 from Asheville Yoga Center in 2017.
I enjoy practicing and teaching all different styles of asana yoga, but have a special passion for power and strength yoga and any type of mindful flow- marrying the breath and body through mindful intentional movements. Outside of asana yoga, I love drawing and teaching mindful meditative art, such as zentangle & mandala designs.
My mission as a yoga instructor is to provide all of my students with a greater appreciation and understanding of their mind, body, and spirit. Through self exploration and guided instruction, I want to nourish students love for themselves & love for yoga.