I am a 500 HR-RYT. I teach non-heated, Anusara and Ashtanga-inspired, vinyasa flow with my own flavor. I am most excited when as a catalyst for dramatic change, I’m able to guide practitioners find the best of themselves. That smile after the first wobbly arm balance, the energy that changes from “I wish” to “I can” and that beautiful moment when the human I am with experiences those victories drives me to be engaged in every person, wondering all the time, “how can we get there together?” When I practice now I am listening to the constant feedback loop, and listening for what I can bring out of my body and back to my teaching. My practice is currently strong, athletic and balanced. I see yoga as a pathway to appreciating my body as a force and a tool, not as an object open to judgement. When practitioners come to my class they WILL sweat, move and make room for breath and personal growth. I have learned I can bring the curious yogi all sorts of opportunities, and the mat is a great place to be in the practice of seizing opportunity when it arrives. In my class, you will find many chances to play at your edge while you learn technique and mastery.
I am a personal chef and a 200 HR-RYT. I have passion for people, food and living a well balanced life. When I started my practice I was very hard on myself mentally and physically.
I realized that I could not expect my body to do the same things that it did 20 years ago. That’s when learned to balance my practice between Yin Yoga and Power Flow, I started to take better care of myself and I slowed down. My intention in my teaching is meet my students where they are at right now, in their life or on their mat. You can expect a grounded, slow-moving practice and to access yoga in a new way in my classes. Being outside, riding my bike and loving on my dogs are some of my hobbies while I am not preparing meals or teaching yoga.
I am a brand designer and a 200 HR-RYT. I started practicing yoga at age 15 and have been teaching for just over 5 years. I teach Baptiste-inspired, power vinyasa flow and Yin. I believe there is creativity in everything I do, say and think. When I practice and teach I’m inspired by the energy we create collectively. It leaves a long-term impact, it’s a feeling and memory I can carry with me forward to fuel my next connection. In my practice, I’ve learned to pay very close attention to what my body needs now vs. just doing a routine. I value compassion the most because it requires connecting, being vulnerable and a certain level of curiosity with one another. Anyone who comes to my class will find a powerful flow, a relatable and focused practice, while still maintaining your own level of challenge. We’ll bring constant awareness to our breath and use it to stay present to empower each pose.
I found yoga in 2011, and in my college bedroom began to develop a self practice. Post-college, coinciding a marketing career inception- I earned my 200hr YTT Certificate in Houston. Curious by nature, a forever student, I'm currently a student of Robert Boustany, at Pralaya Yoga in Houston, in conjunction with a regular Ashtanga self-practice - I work to find synergies within yoga methodologies, and bring that practice to my students.
Last year I taught yoga overseas in Thailand, Bali and India. These experiences transformed me as a teacher and continue to deeply influence my teaching-- change is a constant.
I encourage students to center breath at the core of their practice, intentionally integrating breath awareness and mindfulness into daily life. My light-hearted style of teaching speaks to beginners. I request all my students to drop expectations prior to starting class approaching their practice with an open heart and curious mind.
I am a 200 HR-RYT and I guide a restorative yin-inspired, spiritual meditation. I embody YOGA as a lifestyle and I have practiced various types of yoga around the world. My extensive knowledge, much of which was picked up during my own personal journey has reinforced his commitment to teaching. I am also a powerhouse jewelry designer, my conscious designs are Yoga inspired and will weave my natural YIN energies through your daily YOGA practice. I will guide you to see your own strength and flexibility - on and off the mat. My mantra is "When you silence your mind, you awaken your soul". My classes enhance your ability to live with more presence, patience, gratitude and courage - letting go of fear, indecision and that which no longer serves you. I combine singing bowls, peaceful movements and meditation to create a sweet, gentle and spiritual experience.
My teaching style has developed over 20 years and been influenced by some outstanding teachers. Ana Forrest and the Forrest Yoga system has been inspiring me since 2004. When I took my first class with Ana I new right away that my yoga practice was about to get up-leveled, rinsed out and re-examined in many ways. The dedicated focus on the pillars of Forrest Yoga: Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit have helped me build trust in myself and confidence through clarity. Instead of simply believing a concept Forrest Yoga has taught me to feel and trust my own experience as the truth. In this way I have grown at my own pace and learned from my mistakes and my gifts. Everyday my yoga practice teaches me the importance of breath, how to skillfully breathe and feel my body's ability to change and heal. I have felt space and sparkle glowing inside me and I can command a position on my mat and in my life. I am grateful for all my teachers, including my students and my closest mentor, my breath.
I have been teaching yoga in Houston for 20 years and am one of the founding Forrest Yoga Guardian (Mentor) teachers. I have been training teachers since 2007.
I have been teaching kids yoga for 4 years, and that's the latest chapter in my role with children. My husband of 24 years and I have 2 grown children, and 5 wonderful grandchildren, who practice kids yoga (except for 1 who is very busy with little league). I am a former preschool teacher and have an active yoga and meditation practice. My favorite part of teaching kids yoga is when I see the joy and feel the connection of the children as they master poses, quiet their minds through meditation and discover the FUN of yoga through poses, games and stories.