I have drawn great inspiration from all of those I have studied with, most notably Natasha Rizopoulos, Nikki Myers, Josh Summers, Ryan Cunningham, and Johanna Hynes.
Why I Practice
I first began practicing yoga and meditation to balance out the physically rigorous training aspects of triathlons, heavy strength training and long distance running. At some point early into my learning of the asana practice, there was a shift and I began to see great benefits in my mental and emotional health. The exploration of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual bodies are what keep me coming back to the mat.
Why I Teach
From an early age, I began exploring the world of health and wellness through sports, education, and life experience. As a wellness educator and yoga instructor, I love helping people explore, learn, and understand what the human body and mind is capable of doing. I have studied extensively with Nikki Myers, the creator of Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR). As someone that participates in the al-anon program, I have an understanding of what addiction and depression do to our bodies and our minds. Working with people who deal with mental health challenges on a daily basis is one of my passions.