When and how did you start practicing yoga?
I began practicing yoga for a gym class requirement while I was in college. A friend invited me to take the class with her, and it was a really great way to dip my toes into asana practice and a little bit of yoga history and philosophy.
How has it helped you grow as a person?
When I am struggling to make up my mind, when I am stressed, when I feel something weighing down on me, I turn to yoga. It has become so much more than a physical practice for me, and for that I am grateful. It is a relief for my stress, and helps me see the clear and easier path in many difficult situations.
What should students expect from your class?
Students should expect to come to my class to work, to put in the time and effort. That being said, I also want students to be compassionate to their own needs. It is not a goal oriented class but an intention oriented class. Every day carries different challenges, be them physical, mental, or emotional. I am here to guide the class in a way that gives each student the tools to achieve their personal intentions.
Be Yoga has a number of class styles. Which is your favorite, and why?
My favorite class is Unity yoga. The balance and inner peace I can find from taking a Unity class is unrivaled. I find myself coming back and learning something new again and again, and can walk off the mat as a better version of myself.
What do you like to do when you’re not doing Yoga?
When I’m not doing yoga, I enjoy playing soccer, kickball, hanging out with my friends, reading, knitting and crocheting, and sometimes you’ll catch me singing in my car. Loudly.