My initial attraction to the practice of yoga in 2005, was to stretch out and loosen up the tightness my body had acquired from 20 years of cycling. I had spent those years in the bicycle industry, riding, racing, touring, and selling bikes. Within my first year of practice, I noticed that my body was beginning to transform. I had started to become more supple and comfortable both on and off the bike. The next thing that happened was unexpected, I started to experience a transformation in my attitude. I was more neutral and calm amidst the inevitable ups and downs that life brings. My daily personal dramas were starting to fade and I became increasingly aware of the present moments. To my delight, I discovered that underneath the many layers of dramas, and stories about the past and clinging to future possibilities, there was a source of contentment that was coming from within. Yoga had allowed me the space to slow down and begin to shed the things in my life that were in my way and no longer serving me.
In 2008 I decided to take a yoga teacher training at YogaWorks in Larkspur, CA. I wanted to acquire the tools to bring some of these benefits to others and help them find their yoga. After completing the training, I began to teach and found it to be the most rewarding and fun thing I’ve ever done. My goal in every class is to provide a safe, non-competitive environment to nurture and support yoga students with compassion and humor, encouraging them to cultivate body awareness as they learn how to focus and move consciously within their own edge.
My mission now is to hold space for students to explore the transformational powers of yoga, integrating a sense of balance and calm that imparts strength and confidence. I teach an invigorating flowing vinyasa style class that will hone your body and calm your mind.