Practicing Yoga teaches you to go inward, it guides you to connect to your inner highest self, and teaches you how to listen to your body. As a yoga instructor, my intention is to help my students integrate mind-body awareness through pranayama (the breath), asana (the poses/body movement), and meditation (the mind). My goal is to guide my students to connect to their intuition by turning their focus inward and become more mindful of their whole self through their breath, their body movements, and their thoughts on, and most importantly, off the mat.
Residing most of my life in Austin, Texas, I now practice and teach in North Lake Tahoe. At first, I was honestly driven to the "workout" aspect of the Yoga practice, but to my surprise I truly found love and joy in the mindfulness part. After spending a year at the University of Alabama, I knew something wasn't quite aligning right with my soul. I then came back to Austin in 2011 and found love in this sweet donation based Yoga studio. From then on, I never looked back. I lived and breathed my Yoga practice on and off the mat. A couple years later, I decided it was finally time to take my knowledge to the next level and become an RYT 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor. In 2014 I completed my training at the Sacred Roots Yoga school in Austin. After that my teaching journey began.
What Makes My Soul Shine
Beyond my Yoga practice, I'm inspired most by being outside and amongst nature. Whether that be hiking, swimming, biking, or SUPing etc. I'm a huge advocate for moving your body in any way that calls to your soul. I love to cook, make juice, and read a good mystery novel. I have two kitties Mia and Mowgli, who provide constant entertainment in our home! Some of my favorite, happiest times are spent drinking morning coffee with my man, spending time with family, adventuring with good friends, and having a good LAUGH! I try not to take myself, and life so serious, and greet each day with gratitude and a SMILE.