The very next day, I willed myself through the doors of a yoga studio not far from my house. Surely yoga would help me regain my lost flexibility, I reasoned. Oh, it did that... plus so much more. My very first experience on the mat ignited a love affair more powerful than I would have ever thought possible. Today, I can't think of a single thing I'd rather be doing.
My training includes a 200-hour certification through YogaWorks, followed by their 500-hour Professional Program. In addition, I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 200/RYT 500 level. Continuing education encompasses a variety of intensive studies all over the world as well as specialty trainings in Yin yoga and the Wanderlust style. Lastly, I proudly hold over ten years experience as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer.
Perhaps by chance or perhaps by fate, I fell into the practice of Ashtanga yoga fairly early on. Something about the rigor and repetition of this grueling practice crept into my heart and took hold. Over time, I have also grown quite fond of the organic and playful nature of Vinyasa Flow. Not surprisingly then, my signature style incorporates the best of both worlds - challenging practitioners with a powerful yet light-hearted flow. Whether a complete beginner or a seasoned yogi, participants in my classes will find something to help them go deeper. Intelligent sequencing, a strong connection to the breath, focus on alignment, soul exploration, and FUN all make for a truly memorable experience on the mat.
Forever a student myself, I wholeheartedly recognize that I would not be where I am today without the guidance and wisdom of my own teachers. So it is with extreme gratitude and the utmost respect that I recognize those whom have had the most profound impact on my journey. In no particular order, they are: Kino MacGregor, Seane Corn, David Swenson, Dani Ibarra, Ashley Rideaux, Jason Crandell, and Maria Zavala. In addition, I wish to thank the yogis who show up in my classes each and every week. You know who you are. Your tireless effort and unwavering dedication teach me more than I could ever hope to impart in return.
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