I am a health and wellness enthusiast, with a passion for organic movement that connects the mind and body. My intention and deep desire is to empower others to connect with their authentic self, so they can learn to express their greatest potential both on and off the yoga mat.
I was born in California and raised in an open-minded, garden growing holistic environment. My mom took me to my first yoga class at the age of six and I’ve been in awe of the practice ever since. Having moved to multiple states throughout my life, yoga has been the only constant. Yoga allows me to find stillness in my mind and brings me into the present moment, as it is the only true moment that we have.
I graduated early with high honors from the University of Oklahoma, where I earned a B.A. in Communication. I had the opportunity to work with amazing companies, ranging from non-profits, nutrition PR firms, to major television networks. After extensive travel abroad to Peru, I realized that my true calling was to spread mind and body awareness through the uplifting flow of yoga.
I received my RYT 200 yoga teaching certification through Chicago’s prime Yogaview studio and am also trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. The RYT 200 certification is awarded based on successful completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training program that is registered with Yoga Alliance.
I am an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. The ACE Group Fitness Certification is recognized as the gold standard in the fitness industry. The study program is designed to equip health and fitness professionals to deliver high quality, effective exercise instruction to individuals in a group setting.
Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor RYT 200
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Why TSY? TSY is a yoga based body oriented activity and mindfulness practice that involves interoception, choice and action and is non prescriptive and invitational. Trauma lives in the nervous system and it stays in our body until we find a way to release it either emotionally or physically. Interoception is a form of mindfulness practice that involves being in the present moment with sensations and feeling and noticing body based internal states.
Traumatic events overwhelm the ordinary systems of care that give people control, connection, and meaning.
— Judith Hermann, MD 1997
TSY is less hand on, and as the instructor, I help guide and offer choices to the student that creates a safe place to explore how they are feeling in that moment and/or how they want to end up feeling.
Currently, as a full time yoga teacher in Atlanta, my intention is to empower others to connect to their authentic self, while expressing their greatest potential both on and off the mat. Growing up as a Competitive Latin Ballroom dancer, my passion for organic movement and connecting the mind and body continues to be my main inspiration.
My teaching style is Vinyasa/Hatha based with an influence of Ashtanga, Anusara and Iyengar. I teach yoga with compassion and appreciation of the individual yet I encourage everyone to challenge him or herself while emphasizing alignment, making it accessible to all levels.