about me: yoga

What I do

I help people connect to their bodies through movement that cultivates strength and ease. I do this by guiding students to engage with their breath and muscles in novel ways, and encouraging them to bring a sense of curiosity and awareness to their yoga practice.

My path to yoga

I began practicing yoga in 2006 to increase flexibility. Okay, if we’re being completely honest, really, I wanted to be able to contort myself as gracefully and mindboggingly as a Cirque du Soleil performer. Yoga seemed like the easiest means to an end.

Over time, I’ve learned that yoga is good for more than a bendy body. Yoga helps me calm my mind, gives me physical strength, and helps me remain present both on and off my mat. I love that I get to share this practice as a teacher.

More than a decade after my first yoga class, I’d still never be mistaken for a Cirque du Soleil act. But I am more in tune with my body and its needs, as well as my spirit and its needs. I hope the same becomes true for you.

My training

I’ve practiced yoga since 2006 and became certified to teach yoga through the Yoga Alliance-accredited program at The Yoga Stand in Lubbock, Texas in 2015. After completing this training, I went on to teach for two years at The Yoga Stand before moving to Fort Worth, Texas in 2017. Additional training includes a 20-hour anatomy course through Yoga Medicine and Yoga International (2018), and workshops on twists and handstand preparation with international Ashtanga yoga teacher Kino MacGregor (2016).

My teaching style

Using specific cues and responsive teaching, I aim to create a meaningful experience for every student. Though my initial training was in hot power vinyasa yoga, my teaching style is influenced by a variety of yogic styles, including ashtanga, jivamukti, hatha, and yin. Drawing from these traditions, I love to create a yoga practice that emphasizes breath work, strength building, flexibility, and intuitive movement.