MY YOGA JOURNEY
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.
My current teacher is Johnna Smith whom I practice Ashtanga Yoga (Mysore and Led style) with in Charlotte, NC. I completed a 3 month apprenticeship and assisting program summer of 2018 with Johnna deepening my understanding of the philosophy, postures, and traditions of Ashtanga Yoga. My other main teacher is Rod Stryker (founder of Para Yoga) who I completed a Marma Training with in October 2019. This training allowed 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 offer challenging classes with an emphasis on breath and alignment and provide all levels of variations and modifications. My classes are influenced by the philosophy and postures of Ashtanga Yoga. I provide a well rounded class that will help one improve their strength, flexibility, awareness, and overall connection of mind, body and soul. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, energized and empowered. I encourage everyone to try yoga and discover their innate potential, purpose and an understanding of their true self.