I began practicing yoga at 17- years-old after a serious back injury left me unable to continue competitive cheerleading. Looking back, I am amazed that I found the tiny yoga ashram tucked deep into the woods outside of Gainesville, Florida. I can still remember my first class, the smell of the cedar walls and the feeling of coming home to myself which brought both a sense of contentment and serious uneasiness. Anyone that has visited Temple of the Universe, knows that it is a special place.
After my first yoga class, I knew that yoga was sneaky. What I thought was going to be rehabilitation for my body turned out to be so much more. Many aspects of my life began to shift as a result of this practice. I completed my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida but the shifts yoga brought led me to pursue a certification in Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation in 2003. This sparked my love for learning about spirituality, eastern philosophy and the mind-body connection. I’ve since completed a 200 hour Massage Therapy Certification, a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University and most recently a 200 hour yoga certification through Revolution Power Yoga, a Baptiste affiliate studio.
I am passionate about helping my students return to the innate wisdom that resides within. Through the use of yoga, meditation and inquire, I empower others to remove the obstacles to discovering their greatness. My classes are designed to link breath with movement and body with mind. I find that this process, stepping into flow, reminds us that we are whole and have access to our inner-resources in every moment of our lives, regardless of life’s circumstances.
Grab your mat and join me! We will create the potential for full self-expression, get stronger, have fun and find new possibilities as we deepen our connection with ourselves, others and the world in which we live.
Yin Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Meditation Instruction, Therapeutic Yoga
Certified Yoga Instructor-200 hr
Certified Yoga Therapist
Certified Massage Therapist and Bhakti Energy Healer
Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor
M.A. Transpersonal Counseling Psychology