The Journey Through Myself
I have been practicing Yoga since 2012. First it was a way to complement a life of running and soccer but it was also a means of learning to slow down, become more present, and discover more joy in the moment. As my interest in yoga grew, I found a strong desire to learn the traditional parts of this beautiful practice and eventually be able to share them, as a teacher, with others.
I completed my 200 hour Hatha / Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Pokara, Nepal in 2014 and my 300 hour Hatha / Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, India in 2018 both with Rishikul Yogshala. From 2018-2019, I completed a year long Ashtanga Apprenticeship with Johnna Smith and Shanna Smalls. This provided me with the tools to deepen my personal practice and lead Mysore and Led style Ashtanga classes with Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Charlotte, NC. In 2019, I completed a Marma Training with Rod Stryker, which helped me to develop a deep insight of Meditation, Pranayama, Kriyas, and Assisting and Sequencing energetically. I practice Rod’s Meditations and Yoga Nidra daily.
I am the Founder / Owner of Freespiritedwanderer LLC where my mission is ‘creating freedom, love and unity through yoga, mindfulness and travel; discovering a healthy, happy, authentic you.’ I lead local and international retreats, a variety of workshops and series, 1:1’s and small group private sessions and co-lead 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.
As a Yoga Teacher, I am here to help guide my students into whatever it is they need. Although I try to teach my classes in a traditional manner following the 8-limbs and my love for Ashtanga when it comes down to it this is the student’s healing. I teach breath, alignment, discipline and strength & grace in order to help them fully arrive into the practice but at the same time they are given the freedom to make it their own. This is my passion, my medicine - I want to share it with everyone. I encourage you to try yoga so you can discover your innate potential, power and purpose as well as a deeper understanding of your True Self.
I bow to my main teachers Johnna Smith and Rod Stryker and am forever grateful for their teachings.