At the age of 7 (imagine Little Miss Sunshine, sans glasses) I began taking dance lessons; ballet, jazz, tap,hip-hop - you name it, I loved it! After dancing for 10 years, I tried cheerleading in high school and in college I explored a number of fitness classes, trying out spin, pilates, kickboxing etc.
As physical fitness was always a healthy outlet for me, I found it kept me both sane and kind. I began practicing yoga in college and instantly fell in love with the practice. After taking my very first hot yoga class at Corepower Yoga in 2012, I was sold. I will never forget that first class and as cliché as it might sound, it changed my life and I knew it was something incredibly special. With a background in dance, yoga simply felt like a natural fit for both my mental and physical wellness.
When I graduated with my B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications from Dominican University in 2014, I felt in my heart I wanted something more nourishing. I took the plunge to become a certified yoga instructor and received my 200 hour RYT certification in April 2015 through CorePower Yoga led by Nicole Orr. In January 2017, I took flight and became a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor with Jessi Rae at Danyasa in Dominical, Costa Rica. In June 2017, I completed a Yoga Nidra Training with Indu Arora at Ashevilla Yoga Center. In October 2020, I completed my 300 hour teacher training program, led by Rolf Gates at CITYOGA in Indianapolis.
The last six years of teaching have been the most amazing journey, I am forever grateful that I have made a career out of my passion. I have expanded my teachings through in studio classes, workshops, sound healing, reiki attunements, both local & international retreats and leading teacher trainings at the 200 hour level as well as specialized trainings such as restorative, yin & aerial yoga.
I am thankful beyond words and feel so blessed that I am able to pay forward the never ending benefits that yoga has brought to me as an individual.
“Be kind to yourself, be kind to others.”