To bring therapeutic and compassionate yoga to the community through union of the mind, body, and spirit, balancing anatomy and alignment with play and exploration in a sacred environment.
I have practiced yoga personally for 34 years, studying under various teachers for approximately ten years with the intent to teach. It was in 2013 when I completed my first 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved course through HeartSong Wellness in Beaverton, Oregon which included modules in yoga therapy. In 2014, I was asked back to complete the 200-hour training at HeartSong as the Program Assistant, on the other side of the mat assisting in teaching in the Teacher Training Program. It was there I feel in love with the style of yoga therapy through Hatha Yoga. I then pursued the 300-hour Yoga Therapy teacher training with Daya Foundation in Portland. I have been teaching yoga since 2010 working in various facilities and settings to include Clatsop Community College, fitness centers, through local studios, and working with the local hospital. It has been my joy and my life’s work to bring the element of how one can better support the body and joints through movement of yoga, to apply principals of mindfulness and breath on and off the mat, and to make nervous system changes for healthier lifestyles. Up until September 2020 I was teaching an Adaptive Yoga Class for Cancer and Chronic Illness through Columbia Memorial Hospital and had been doing that for approximately six years. I have been teaching online yoga classes in the interim to keep people connected to their practice and look forward to expanding outdoor classes to reconnect us all to nature and in turn to return to a harmony with nature. I am specializing in one-on-one yoga sessions at this time designed to meet individual needs.