I initially came to my yoga mat to combat vertigo and regain a sense of balance after a partial hearing loss. Quickly, I became addicted to the calm that an hour of mindful breathing brought to my life. This calm and the growing strength of my body motivated me to commit to a personal daily practice, which lead to the completion of CorePower Yoga, Chicago’s teacher training program. The following year, I became certified by the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) – continuing my education with a focus on personal connection and making the practice of yoga accessible to everyone.
When I moved to Michigan a few years ago, I found an incredible yogi community in the metro Detroit area. One fateful day, at an outdoor yoga class 5 blocks from my home, I met Caren Paskel, who shared the heart and EnSoul of a new studio she was opening and I knew it was aligned with my purpose. I am thrilled to be a part of the EnSoul Mentorship Program and join the team of talented teachers at this dynamic studio.
My classes incorporate a mix of physical cues, hands on adjustments and swadhyaya (self-study); creating a fun, safe environment for students to play. A lifelong artist and healer, I encourage students to be present for their lives each moment, listen to their bodies and enjoy the journey of their personal practice – both on and off the mat.