I have been teaching yoga since 2010. In 2011, I completed a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 RYT training program in Vinyasa yoga at Corepower Yoga in Boulder, Colorado, and am CPR/First Aid certified. I’ve had the honor of practicing (in person) with: Seane Corn, Tias Little, Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor, Rod Stryker, Noah Mazé, Tiffany Cruikshank, Jason Crandell, Dice Iida-Klein, Kia Miller, Annie Carpenter, Sally Kempton, Claudine Lafond, and Karl Straub, I teach yogis and yoginis of all ages, including children and teens.
I am focused on letting the asana be the elixir. I believe the pose in its most correct alignment paired with the breath will reveal the physical, spiritual and mental benefits of regular yoga practice. My classes are an incorporation of a subtle theme, illustrative cues, and gentle adjustments.
I have been practicing yoga since 1998, but my passion ignited in 2008 while practicing Ashtanga under the guidance of Sharron Wodka in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have studied yoga in India, Argentina, Hawaii, and the mainland U.S. The practice of yoga continues to be the place where I connect with my authentic self.
“True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitate their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”
Substitute Yoga Instructor for PachaMama/Peggy Donahue Yoga
Feb.-March 2017, various dates 2020
Teach a tight knit group of regular attendees and drop-in locals yoga including strong Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, meditation, and chanting.
Yoga Instructor at Bird & Jim’s, Estes Park, CO
Public, seasonal class for drop-in attendees. Class design was strong Vinyasa flow for a range of yogis from beginner to advanced (AKA a lot of options given for modifications to advanced poses).
Staff Yoga Instructor at The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, Estes Park, CO
March 2013 to March 2017
Teach yoga to the staff of this mindful restaurant. Classes focus on stress reduction and injury prevention.
Yoga Instructor at Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO
May 2015 to September 2015 (seasonal)
Teach hotel guests yoga on the shores of Lake Estes. Classes vary from Yin to strong Vinyasa flow depending on the needs/requests of guests attending that day.
Estes Park Massage, Estes Park, CO
January 2014 to January 2015
Teach Vinyasa flow to beginning and intermediate yogis. Classes focus on moving the body with the breath.
Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park, CO
May 2011 to December 2012
Teach Vinyasa Flow and Power to an athletic population of men and women ranging in age from 10-50. Most students are dedicated, hardcore athletes: rock climbers, backcountry skiers, ice climbers and trail runners looking to gain flexibility, heal injuries and increase mental stamina in their athletic pursuits.
King Kamehameha Community Center, Hawi Town, Big Island Hawaii
Taught Vinyasa Flow as a guest teacher to an established class of yogis, ages 50-75. Students practice yoga to heal injuries, ease chronic pain and arthritis and increase flexibility and balance.
South Verde High School, Camp Verde, AZ
Taught Yin and Vinyasa Flow to high school students ranging in age from 15-21. The students of South Verde High School are primarily Native American. Many of these students live on the Yavapai-Apache Reservation and have children of their own. These students seek yoga to calm their mind and nurture their bodies.