Why I love teaching yoga
One of my greatest joys is teaching and sharing the benefits of yoga with others. With a growth mindset and “yoga toolbox”, my students and clients feel calmer, stronger, flexible, balanced, and empowered in body and mind to make their dreams reality!
My heart is happy seeing students progress and grow into their best self with a consistent yoga and wellness practice.
“You saved me during my 4-month period of recovery…I did yoga with you every day…even if all I could do was to listen and breathe.” —Diane L.
“This was absolutely wonderful! I looked forward to it each day and will bring so much with me moving forward, both in practice and just in life. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity!” —Emily L.
Yoga has given me tools to connect with my authentic self, feel strong, flexible, balanced, and focused in each season of my life.
But, it wasn’t always that way…
I began my yoga journey while working as a graphic designer at MAD Magazine in New York City in the 90’s.
As a graphic designer, I spent hours sitting scrunched and looking at a computer, which compounded aches and pain in my back due to scoliosis. It was a fun work environment at MAD Magazine, but I needed relief from sitting too much and the fast pace of stressful big city living.
After trying a few yoga classes after work I felt more at ease, balanced, and strong from the inside out.
It was wonderful to stretch and release tension after sitting at a desk for most of the day and literally “pounding the pavement” of NYC walking to most destinations. My consistent yoga practice alleviated lower back pain symptoms and I felt balanced, strong, and at ease in my body and mind.
Inspired by my physical and emotional health improving, I began my journey to become a certified yoga teacher.
I felt my true north calling to become a yoga instructor and teach others this powerful practice for better strength, flexibility, balance, and focus.
Fast forward to my life now in Montana after living in New York City for 23 years…
Everything can begin again with a deep breath. While transitions may pose challenges, there is always a fresh way forward with new opportunities. In 2016 I moved back to Montana with my husband and three children.
As a seasoned yoga teacher with 18 years of experience, I am thrilled to help you get back-to-basics and begin again with movement, mindset, and motivation.
I teach fundamental fitness with yoga and self-care that fits in your busy schedule to feel calm, confident, and focused to break through blocks and create the life you love!
Start here with this complimentary 10-minute yoga video to shine forward with your strength balanced with ease.
A little, plus often, equals a lot! Your consistent, small actions are the foundation of creating positive change in your life.
Improve your fitness and well-being with accessible yoga, taught by an experienced instructor.
Certification and Training
- B.A. Montana State University
- E-RYT 500 – Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
- 300-hour Vinyasa Yoga Certified –
Advanced Training YogaWorks New York City and Los Angeles
- 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Certified – YogaWorks New York City
- 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Certified
- Yin Yoga Certified
- Restorative Yoga Certified
- Prenatal Yoga Certified
- Barre Above Certified