It might not show on the outside, but I have tended to be a somewhat anxious person.
A busybee, a perfectionist, a planner, trying to hold it all together—all the time.
Let’s just say, it’s been hard for me to relax.
And for a long time I didn’t have strong tools to help me balance these type-A traits of mine.
Until I took my first yoga class.
I remember lying down in our final pose, and feeling something that I had never felt before.
A sense of peace.
I felt free, easeful, joyful, and relaxed. All at once.
I had never even known that this was possible.
I left class feeling clear in my mind. My chattering anxious thoughts had disappeared. I felt good in my body. So, I kept going back to yoga. But, honestly, pretty inconsistently. I was busy, remember! So the benefits of my yoga classes came inconsistently as well (surprise!).
5 years later, I committed to a daily yoga practice and I started to see BIG, lasting results. My life began to transform. I became less anxious, and my thoughts became more positive. I started to feel more joyful, grateful, and confident. I could relax. I was no longer just making it, from one task to the next, on my never-ending to-do list.
I started getting things done, quicker and with greater focus and ease. And it felt natural to prioritize what was really important to me.
After 4 months of this, I knew I wanted to teach yoga. I wanted to help people get off their to-do-list hamster wheel and start feeling healthier and happier. What's the point of all of our success, if most of the time we feel like we're just making it through the day?
I’ve been practicing yoga since 2006 and teaching since 2010. I design my classes, courses, and retreats to facilitate transformation for my students, who often describe my teaching style as playful and nurturing, yet strong.
I specialize in helping mothers feel good in their bodies, peace and clarity in their minds, confidence in their abilities, and connected with who they truly are. I think moms are the superheroes behind everything!