I began my yoga journey in 2007. My first class in Las Vegas was a Bikram Yoga class. It ignited a passion and yearning in me to learn and discover more about yoga. In January of 2012, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher certification at All About Yoga in Las Vegas and became a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. In September of 2015 I completed my 300 hour certification through YogaWorks and achieved 1,000 hours of teaching experience. Through the years, I've explored a variety of yoga styles, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Bikram, Baptiste, Restorative, Yin, and even Chair. I found my home with Ashtanga Yoga. In 2016, I completed my pilates teacher training at Pilates + Yoga.I trained in both mat pilates, Cadillacs, Reformers, and apparetus. With the help of the las Vegas yoga community, my pilates training, and my daily Ashtanga practice, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga which I apply to my Las Vegas vinyasa flow classes. I continually seek ways to improve my personal practice and teaching through self-exploration and continuing education. In the winter of 2013, I traveled to Los Angeles and completed a 100 hour teacher training under the guidance of Maty Ezraty. Currently, I'm living and teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you're just starting out in yoga or just working deeper into a pose, I would be honored to become a part of your journey into this enlightening world of yoga. Namaste.
My Yoga Journey
Prior to finding yoga, I was a runner. I pushed myself through hot summers and cold winters in Iowa; running along farms and new housing developments. Running became an outlet for any of my anxiety. When I moved to Las Vegas, I ran to cope with the changes of living in a new city. Until one day I woke up and decided I hated running. I didn't want to run any more. So I didn't run. I felt my anxieties overflow. In the search for a new physical outlet, I wondered into a Bikram yoga class and fell in love. During class sometimes I would have moments of small break throughs in mind and body. I was addicted! I would show up to class five days a week, some times twice a day. After talking to one of my teachers, she recommended a teacher training. I figured, at the very least, I would understand what I was doing and it would deepen my practice. Once I started on my yoga path, it was amazing! I learned about the postures, but I also learned about the scriptures and the eight limbs of yoga. This shaped my practice into a more spirtiual one. A practice I can find off and on my mat. My practice is always evolving. It may be moving deeper into a posture or finding acceptance for where my mind and body's capacity are at the moment. I think that is what keeps me so enamored. Yoga has not only helped to control anxiety but has almost completely elimanted it. Yoga has helped me love myself, those around me, and grasp daily strugles with mindfulness. The lessons change from day to day and nothing is exactly the same.