The practice of yoga is a powerful tool that acts as a mirror for us, reminding us of our connection to nature and humanity. As I rhythmically move through a yoga flow, I often hold a vision in my mind’s eye of my first yoga class, held in a large field in north Florida surrounded by old growth pines and a deep blue sky. I strive to thread this connection to nature and our world through my practice and teachings. I believe that as we awaken and learn to tune in to our breath and movement, we’re able to find a deeper compassion for ourselves and our world. The practice of yoga will forge and strengthen this melding of heart and breath, creating strong bodies, minds, and spirits.
I encourage my students to explore their limits and listen to their bodies. Pulling from lineages such as Viniyoga, Anusara, Kundalini, and Vinyasa, my classes will expose you to the healing use of mantra, meditation, and repetitive movement. Expect to find release and understanding as you confront energetic blocks and use physical movement, meditation, and breath control to move past them and step into your center.
I began practicing yoga in 2001 and received my 200 hour certification in 2009 at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX. Since that time, I’ve completed a 100 hour Anusara Immersion, Seane Corn’s Vinyasa Flow training, Sadie Nardini‘ s Rock Star Vinyasa Training, and numerous other trainings and workshops as I work to complete my 500 hour certification with Pose by Pose Yoga.
I also hold a degree in Social Work obtained from the University of South Florida, am certified as a Shadow Facilitator, and Reiki Master with Mariposa Holistic Healing.
I have been lucky enough to teach at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX, Pure Health and Fitness in Granada, Nicaragua, Tierra de Sueños in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica, Danyasa Eco Retreat in Dominical, Costa Rica, and Treehouse Yoga in Tampa, FL and to offer private yoga classes through Prana Bazaar.