I began practicing yoga in 2001 while living in New Mexico. At first I would sporadically take classes but soon realized that I loved the way I felt after each class and would start to look forward to the next. When I moved to New Jersey in 2002 I walked into a local yoga studio and had the most wonderful feeling of being home. I started to practice more frequently and intently, spending as much time as I could at the studio, even working the front desk while attending graduate school. With the encouragement of one of my teachers I took a teacher training with David Swenson and began teaching Ashtanga yoga in 2004.
In 2006 I completed a 200 hour training at the Yoga and Healing Center (in Scotch Plains, NJ) and I have been teaching ever since.
My teaching style is rooted in the Ashtanga tradition and incorporates vinyasa flows that build to a particular pose or focus. I try to teach from what I know of my own practice and experiences and strive to create a class that challenges each student yet allows for success no matter what the experience level.
My yoga practice carries me through every aspect of life helping to keep me strong, healthy, centered and grounded and it has been a great source of joy to be able to share these incredible benefits with others.
In addition to teaching yoga, I hold an M.S.Ed in Museum Education and worked for The New Jersey Historical Society and Ellis Island before becoming a full time stay at home mother of two in 2012.