About 14 years ago I was a full-time working mom with a career, husband, three stepdaughters and infant twin boys. As is the case with most new mothers, I was stressed-out and sleep-deprived. My first yoga experience involved a DVD player and a mat in my basement, super early in the morning so I could get it done before the babies woke for the day. That first class brought me an amazing sense of peace and focus, and I knew I had found something special.
Now I am a slightly less-stressed-out mother of high-schoolers, and I love to help others find that sense of balance that comes from a consistent yoga practice. I love to find a connection with my students and make yoga accessible and fun for all ages and ability levels. No judgement, no expectations and no competition. Yoga is not a game you have to win. It should feel good, not an added stress or obligation. I want to help you find that sweet spot where yoga is a complement to your already-full life.
I teach classes with movement, breath work, fun flows and poses that encourage us to tap into our inner strength, be more mindful, connect to our bodies and love and care for ourselves, not just physically, but in all aspects of our lives.
A transplant from Michigan, I taught Hatha and Vinyasa classes at my studio, Flow Yoga in Plainwell, MI, for five years. I also taught SUP yoga on various lakes in the area. I love being outdoors and in addition to yoga, consider hiking, cycling, SUP and kayaking to be forms of moving meditation. I am excited to explore everything that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
I am a registered yoga teacher E-RYT200 with the Yoga Alliance and have my 200hr certification through Yogafit, as well as a Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga Certification. I am currently continuing my yoga studies and working toward my ERYT500 certification in the Advanced Teacher training program at YoYo Yogi in Portland, Oregon.