A friend introduced me to yoga in 1999, and I loved the strength and agility I found in my body through yoga. After years of practicing, I wanted to share my love of this amazing tradition with my family & friends, so I began a YogaFit® 200 hour teacher training program. I started teaching yoga in 2007, all around the small town where I live--at the park, and in boutiques after hours. In 2008, I opened the first yoga studio in our town, Yoga in Columbia. After a successful 7-year run, I decided to close the studio in 2015, and return to the simple joy of practicing and teaching yoga. In 2016, E-RYT200 and YACEP designations were added, and I completed RYT500 certification in early 2017 at Studio Gaia in Edwardsville.
My formal education includes an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and graduate work in Counseling Psychology. My yoga classes merge asana flows with strength and quiet focus, and are infused with anatomical understanding, mantra, and sacred teachings from yoga philosophy. It has been the great honor of my life to see the unique glow in every person, and to teach these transformational practices that help us see the radiance inside ourselves and others.