From a very young age, I knew that my lifes path would be informed by a passion for non-violence and unconditional love. Discovering yoga has been one of the most powerful tools for stewarding this vision and creating the lifestyle that allows me to put my ideas into a living, breathing practice.
Growing up in the fast paced environment of New York, I experienced health ailments and stress at a young age. Upon relocating to upstate New York, I fell in love with the mountains and fresh air, and began to experience healing through mind body connection, and connection with nature. Studying Eastern Religions and Cultural Anthropology at Hartwick College, my passion for peace and non-violence began to crystallize.
A love of movement has always been a major facet of my lifestyle, through dance, running, cycling, hiking, and occasional rock climbing, it was not until I rode my bike to West Asheville Yoga in 2006 and met Deirdre Smith-Gilmer, had I finally found a practice that truly bridged my physical longing for healthy movement, and emotional desire for peace and spiritual connection.
I completed my 230 hour teacher training in 2007 at the Asheville Yoga Center where I enjoyed learning from Shayla Worsley, Steph Keach, Sierra Hollister, Cindy Dollar and others. I am currently pursuing my 500hr training through Asheville Yoga Center, working with Joe Taft, Michael Johnson, always gaining inspiration from Kris Moon, and so many of the amazing teachers in our community. I am in love with Acro yoga, and how it weaves yoga with play, connection, and communication, and hope to pursue it more in the future.
When I am not practicing yoga or meditating, I may be found dancing and oragnizing jars of things in my kitchen, climbing a mountain, unschooling my kids, trying not to drink coffee, swimming anywhere, crooning on the ukelele, or contemplating the meaning of life with my nose in a book or journal. I love living in Marshall and our amazing community, and feel so lucky that I get to live here and incorporate all of these practices into my daily life.