Yoga has taught me gratitude. Gratitude is my daily mantra, it equips me to climb out of deep ruts, find new beginnings and enjoy the journey. My mother is the one who introduced me to yoga, at the age of 13. I grew up a gymnast, a dancer, a jungle gym guru, a tree climbing ball of energy. I quickly found the connection between breath and movement to be an incredible practice for my scattered, anxiety ridden thought processes. I continued practicing yoga through high school and then began teaching in college, at Butler University in Indianapolis. This chapter really cultivated my love of teaching and empowering students through fitness.
Following my first year of teaching, I obtained a certificate in Children’s yoga and incorporated that into my activities through College Mentors for Kids, a local nonprofit. After 4 years in Indianapolis, the joy of bringing yoga to college students brought me back to Chicago to complete a 200hr training at Yogaview in Chicago. Since finishing my training, I’ve spent time empowering elementary girls with the power of yoga as well as teaching hot yoga, and dynamic vinyasa focused classes.
With years of experience ranging from work with children battling obesity, overworked college students and the beginner searching for a way to regain balance, I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and ages. My classes are taught to empower the student, giving them the space to learn their from their practice through positive language, leveled options of difficulty, and reminders to smile and appreciate the process. With gratitude.