I originally began practicing yoga just as a means to increase my flexibility. I took up skydiving in college and gravitated toward the discipline of freestyle, which is like dancing and acrobatics in the sky. Unfortunately, many years of competitive swimming had slowly tightened my body up. I knew that increasing my flexibility would assist greatly in achieving my skydiving goals. However, yoga soon became so much more than being stretchy and bendy. In addition to the physicality of yoga - the mental and spiritual benefits came to light - and it has since become an integral part of not just my skydiving career, but as a result my entire life.
If you asked me a few years ago, if I could ever see myself teaching yoga, I would’ve said no. I feel like a perpetual student, there is always still so much to learn. So how could I possibly be a teacher? But since graduating from Yax Yoga Concepts 200 Hour Vinyasa and Hot Yoga Teacher Training in 2011, I have been featured in the documentary Why We Breathe, am a Lululemon Ambassador, and was featured in ORIGIN Magazine as part of their "Women who eat impossible for breakfast" series.
I am currently pursuing my 500hr certification through Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank - already completing specialty training in the areas of Chinese Medicine, Myofascial Release, Spine, Yin, and Meditation. I am also a certified Reiki Master. As a result, my teaching style is a unique combination of all my skills and education. I offer a wide range of classes - accessible to everyone - from very challenging and dynamic, to healing and meditative - regardless if it's your first yoga class or you've been practicing for years. Join me on the mat at Hot Asana Yoga Studio in Durham, NC.