I have always been drawn to encouraging others to see their full potential and have instilled this philosophy into my mission. I received my Bachelors of Art in Psychology at Western Washington University and over the past 10 years have worked in various areas of counseling and education: crisis lines; youth suicide prevention; yoga; elementary education; graduate school administration; sexual assault counseling and advocacy. I was so focused on helping others, I often lost sight of the importance of self care. Yoga became my refuge from the hectic world around me and within my own mind. Once I started to regularly attend classes, I noticed a dramatic enhancement of my self-esteem, happiness, and relationships.
As I walked along my journey of self discovery, I became inspired to share the tools I found effective in finding inner peace with others. In 2013, I completed my power vinyasa focused yoga teacher training with Alchemy of Yoga at hauteyoga Queen Anne with the incredible happiness seeker, Silvia Mordini. Quickly after becoming a certified yoga instructor, I started teaching for Yoga Behind Bars, UW Yogis and UW Mindfulness Project.
My love of movement is revealed in every class I teach. I incorporate pranayama, meditation and strength building into my vinyasa flow to challenge students physically and mentally. My intention is to share mindfulness techniques that connect students to the present moment while empowering them to live their truth. I strive to produce a safe environment for increased self awarness and vulnerability. Currently, I teach for hauteyoga Queen Anne, shefayoga Roosevelt and in the corporate setting.