In 1996, I started exploring the world of yoga. I was living in Seattle, attending art school, designing furniture and apprenticing as a woodworker. Not only did I discover that I truly loved yoga, but over the years I also found relief from the (world’s) tightest hips and hamstrings, recovered from shoulder and hand injuries, and bounced back from two pregnancies with C-sections.
Teaching yoga began in 2000, when I was certified at the Bikram’s Yoga College of India. I honor this foundation, but have not limited myself to this practice alone. Instead, I have continued my education with teacher trainings and workshops of many lineages. One of my personal goals with yoga is to practice authenticity and expansion. By focusing on these two attributes, I have also discovered gratitude and mindfulness.
One of my dreams has been to own a yoga studio, and I am grateful for Mountain Sandy Yoga. At the studio, we create a space where traditional yoga philosophy integrates with modern day science and bio-mechanics, building a sustainable practice for myself and others. I love witnessing others overcome their limitations and discovering how powerful they are. In addition to yoga, I am also inspired by my two children (who are my greatest teachers), art, design, traveling, and outdoor adventures.