My journey of self-discovery began in 1999 following the traumatic loss of my father. In the era of my innocence, and in such a tender state, it was blatantly apparent that this life would be full of uncertainty, and unavoidable suffering. My very existence felt triple knotted to a real understanding for the purpose of this body, and its position in the surrounding world.
A few years later, at age 19, I discovered Taming the Tiger Within by Thich Nhat Hanh. It was also at this time that I discovered the Chicago Sivananda center, and had my first introduction to yogasana and philosophy. These inspirations quickly led to a burning desire to travel to India. I had to get to the source of these teachings. And off I went. I traveled there 4 times over the course of 5 years.
In 2009, upon briefly coming home, I attended a retreat with Caren Paskel and Eric Paskel. I was enamored by their mutual authenticity in this work, and all encompassing commitment in welcoming anyone and everyone in this exploration. A seed started. A beautiful blossom. But this seed was not quite ready to be planted. So, I kept it in my pocket for a while.
Shortly thereafter, in 2010, I went back to India and trained in Hatha yoga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh. I've spent the past 8 years teaching independently.
In 2016 I moved back to Detroit after several years away. I rented an apartment in Ferndale directly across the street from EnSoul Yoga. When I moved in, I had no idea what was right in front of my doorstep on Withington St. A few days later, I took a walk and I saw the grand opening announcements! From that day onward, the seed was planted. EnSoul Yoga quickly became home. I am thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community. I look forward to digging deep into the how's and the why's with you on the mat.
When I am away from the nest of EnSoul, I work as an Early Childhood Educator. I also am enrolled in The Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy. I am studying the scientific framework of yoga, and how to treat physical and emotional / mental health needs.