I entered into the body- mind -world connection in my late teens/ early twenties. I’ve always been fascinated with movement. Growing up I was involved in various sports: gymnastics, soccer, swimming, track and field, skiing and dance. It wasn’t until my first yoga class at 19 while attending Montana State University, that I discovered my passion for practicing this new form (new to me) of body mind connection. It was the beginning of what is now my life’s work.
Always a lover of travel, living and moving through Minnesota, Montana, California, Florida, Key West, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts it was that circular path around the US that brought me to change up my studies to the body–mind healing work of Massage Therapy. I graduated from the New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences in 2001.
A few years into a successful Massage Therapy career, in 2005 I was intrigued to study the Pranassage Practitioner Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. It was during this training of Pranassage that led me deeper into to my yoga and eventually into teaching yoga as a career instead of a pastime. (See what Pranassage is all about here). I have gone on to earn the E-RYT500, RPYT, and YACEP designations from the Yoga Alliance.
Over the past decade I have taken extensive workshops with the focus on Prenatal Yoga and Yoga Therapy, studying with the best instructors in their field. I have had a wide range of clients from professional football and basketball athletes, car accident victims, to prenatal moms. What has grown and evolved over this decade is a passion to teach teachers.
Being a Yoga Educator has brought me around the world and back and I am humbled at all that I have seen, learned and loved along the way. I have trained hundreds of yoga teachers all over the world- including Norway, Canada, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico and Costa Rica in addition to those in the United States.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs.
Yes I believe I’ve found it. So much gratitude for this work and to all those I meet along the path.
Om mani padme hum~
LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART