When and how did you start practicing yoga?
I started practicing yoga in 2009. I attempted in my home many years prior and said, “I don’t do yoga. I run.” LOL In 2009, I was having post car accident issues. My hips would shift and be 1″ off so I thought I’d try it again. I started at the Y, and cried in my first svasana b/c I had never been so still. I became hooked and never looked back.
How has it helped you grow as a person?
For me, the community triggered growth before the practice. Be has tremendous leaders who supported me when I was in a dark place. I leaned more into my practice and was able to work through old pent up anger and anxiety. I’m committed to living my yoga, and that is something to grow into every single day.
What should students expect from your class?
An invitation to go deep or stay light as they be with whatever shows up as they hold poses. I enjoy holding a safe space that allows everyone’s nervous systems to settle in and let go. I bring a lot of intention.
Be Yoga has a number of class styles. Which is your favorite, and why?
Well, if I have to pick a favorite, I’ll go with deep stretch since I teach it. I’m a high energy person, and I need that type of class to balance myself out.
What do you like to do when you’re not doing Yoga?
I’m a ontological life and leadership, and I LOVE my job. It calls me to my greatness when I don’t want to be great. When I’m not working, I love walking in Oakhurst, listening to music, going out and dancing with my friends, playing with essential oils, hanging out at the house with my boo and our cats, and traveling.