Hello and welcome to my studio! I have been practicing yoga for over 4 years, becoming certified in 2015. For me, yoga is about the inner changes and awareness. My practice is a time to put everything else on hold and connect to my inner being. The heightened awareness I experience is what continues to draw me to my mat and to teaching. My passion is to share the positive effects yoga has had on my life in hopes of helping others feel and accomplish the same.
I started practicing yoga at the local gym about 14 years ago. After a tough life transition in 2013, I decided to focus on and deepen my practice. Yoga allows me the time and space to give back to my body and build strength mentally, emotionally, and physically. After getting a taste of leading yoga practice while subbing for another instructor, I pursued and received my Yoga Teacher Certification in July 2016. I am inspired to share the empowering benefits of yoga to all students regardless of shape, size, or level of ability.To improve flexibility and acceptance both physically and mentally, on and off the mat.
I began my yoga journey just four years ago. I love the freedom I feel when I step onto my mat and the peaceful place it brings me to each and every time. The positive changes in my mind, body and spirit brought me to make the decision to take my 200 RYT at Green Lotus in the summer of 2017. It was an amazing accomplishment and it truly has changed my life. Yoga has allowed me to connect to my true self and I hope to help others recognize they can do the same!
My mission is to create a space where my students can find their “own breath” within the practice. I want my students to feel comfortable with their movements and to leave my classes with a full and open heart. Finding peace and gratitude are natural side effects of discovering and living your yoga practice.
Children have always been a significant part of my life. I admire their love for life and embrace how they learn from moment to moment. After receiving a Bachelor’s in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, I started my journey as a toddler and preschool teacher for almost a decade.
When I moved back to Minnesota, I started practicing yoga regularly. It became more than a workout for me- it became a lifestyle. Attending classes wasn’t enough for me. The next step in my journey was to enroll in yoga teacher training. In fact, I loved it so much I did it twice! The benefits of yoga physically, emotionally, and spiritually are amazing! I am a true believer that yoga can benefit every walk of life. Since children are the future, my goal is to teach them necessary tools that allow them to practice healthy life long skills. I will encourage children to grow and discover, find inner peace, and embrace every opportunity with mindfulness.
My Certificates include:
- Bachelor’s in Family and Human Development
- Super Stretch Children’s Yoga
- 400 Hour Yoga Teacher Training by Life Time Academy
- Level 1 & 2 Yin Yoga Teacher Training
- First Degree Reiki Practitioner
- Yoga Calm (in progress)
My mission is to teach people to align to their very best self; no matter how small, what their age is, or where they are in life. With learning yoga comes a set of tools that can help kids and adults learn to deal with the highs and lows in life. Each of us has some beautiful gifts we can use to make the world a better place, let’s uncover them, and share them with others.