If you take a yoga class with me, you’ll likely hear me close practice reminding you how grateful I am you chose to show up for yourself; that you made it to your mat; that you were open to the journey. It wouldn’t be the same without you there. That’s how I feel about you being here, right now.

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The short story is that my love for movement of all kinds stems from a background in dance. Whether it is an upbeat, fast-paced yoga flow, a heart racing, sweaty workout, or anything in between, the dots between how I interpret what’s going on inside and how I deal with it outside are connected through sweat. I train my body to be strong and resilient, and that gives me the strength to deal with everything that life throws in the way.
 
I’m grateful you’re here, reading more about who I am as a teacher. My story guides the way I teach and coach, no matter the format of movement. I lead with my heart, because this job is more than a job to me; it’s my purpose to help you feel at home in your body – because that’s what movement has done for me.

Below you'll find some of the "nitty gritty" about my movement background. The teachers I've learned from, including Adam Whiting for my 500-hour yoga certification, Tiffany Cruikshank for specific anatomy, myofascial release, and Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction courses, and Jacquelyn Brennan for pre- and post-natal coaching, continue to inspire me and make me the movement coach I am today. 

American Council on Exercise, Group Fitness Instructor 

500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance

Lululemon Ambassador

National Academy of Sports Medicine, Personal Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist

CPR and First Aid certified

the nitty gritty

Certified FRC® Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

I can’t pretend I don’t have some of those innate reactions today to compulsively check and double check my work, plan for anything and everything I can, and strive to know exactly what is going on and how should I prepare to navigate it all, but learning to utilize movement to my advantage – to train my body to know it is strong and resilient – changed my life. It has made me feel at home wherever I am. This is why I move every single day. This is why I find physical challenges like triathlons to train for and accomplish. This is why I made it my profession.
 
Physical movement is more than 45 minutes or an hour out of your day, or at least, it can be. It can unlock a lot more. It can show you your weaknesses, but it will simultaneously hand you the tools to make them your strengths. Thanks for stopping by my little Internet living room. It’s a cozy place that I really love, and I hope you feel welcome to stay awhile – it wouldn’t be the same without you.

To really tell you about who I am now, I want to take you back to pre-school. In what could very possibly be my very first memory at school, my teacher asked my class to line up to go outside for a fire drill. Distressed, instead of hopping into line to do as my teacher instructed, I marched up to her and demanded to know, “Where exactly are we going? How long are we going to be there? And when are we going to be back?”
 
I was paralyzed with fear of the unknown, even as the smallest child who should have literally no cares in the world. But I firmly believe my experience as a dancer did two important things for me: it allowed me to learn what it means to go with the flow in so many more ways than one, and it opened the door to other movement disciplines like strength training and yoga which gave me physical strength and mental fortitude to move through life with so much more joy.

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