After graduating from Art School in 1996, I moved to California and took my first yoga class. It was love at first breath.
For most of my childhood and through my teens and twenties, I struggled with severe depression and eating disorders. As difficult as it was, I never lost hope that there was something that could help me feel more “at home” in my body, and my life. I was fortunate to have a mother who was wise and open minded, and who brought me to Reiki healers, sound shamans, and other gifted teachers who taught me how to listen to my own intuition.
After finding yoga, I dedicated my life to learning, practicing, and teaching this powerful practice of living well. Over the years, I have developed a deep sense of reverence for the body’s natural healing capabilities, and for the heart’s wisdom. I have learned how to manage my own energy in ways that honor my vitality and natural rhythms. This is what I teach, as this is what I know.
In 2000, I received a Master’s Degree in Art Education, which helped me to more fully understand the art of teaching, and soon after I completed a 300 hour yoga teacher training with Sharon Gannon and David Life. I am also certified in two other schools of yoga, as well as Thai Massage and Ayurveda for Self-Care.
In 2012, I gave birth to my son and daughter-twins. They have become my greatest teachers, and are my daily reminders of what really matters.
Yoga is the invitation to live awake. It opens the doors to a more elegant relationship with the Mystery. It teaches us how to embody our values, and how to make art with our lives.
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