My first yoga class was at NAYC in 2012. It changed my life! After that first class, I knew yoga was something I wanted to continue practicing the rest of my life. It gave me a gift of being able to find peace and has been a tool that I've been able take anywhere along with me. I wanted to explore and learn more about yoga, so I took the teacher training program at our studio in 2014. I hadn't taken the teacher training so I could start teaching, but I ended up teaching a couple early morning classes that fall. Now it's been almost two years since I started teaching yoga and I am so grateful to be able to do something so rewarding and healthy for myself and others. I am open to all types of yoga practices, but I am continually drawn to center my classes around the intention (and challenge) of extending the breath. Taking long deep breaths has helped me so much in my life and I've found it to be the most helpful tool to work through the physical yoga poses. I have continued my studies with Rod Styker, Leslie Kaminoff, and other teachers I've taken classes with. I'm committed to continue to learn so that my own teaching can grow and benefit from it.
It's also worth mentioning that I have been playing guitar for most of my life. I love being able to share this part of myself with people, so I always bring my guitar along and play a song or two of my own at the end of my classes!