Weekly Yoga Offerings:
Last Day of teaching in San Diego was April 27th! My family & I have relocated to Bend Oregon. Stay tuned for weekly community classes in Bend Fall of 2023!
My love for Yoga began in 1998, and since then, I have been exploring all the layers and dimensions the practice has to offer. I have been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and teaching Yoga for 12 years. Originally from Portland Oregon, where I had the benefit of studying with Senior and Master Yoga teachers and healers.
Currently hold over 500 hrs of Yoga & Yoga philosophy based trainings specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Mantra Meditation, Sound Healing and Subtle Body studies. I have practiced as a therapeutic massage therapist working with multiple bodies and injuries since 2010. I had a successful private healing practice in Portland Oregon from 2012-2018. I have also practiced bodywork in Northern & Southern California as well as Arizona.
In 2015 I battled and survived a rare Cancer of the bones & connective tissues known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. The cancer was diagnosed as late stage 4, terminal and I was not given much time to live. I did my best to utilize all I understood at the time about health, healing, nutrition, spirituality and Yoga and became the co-creator in my own healing journey.
8 years now in full remission, I believe that experience was a catalyst to my awakening and led as an opportunity to serve others in a deeper way.
I practice and teach because I believe Yoga is a powerful catalyst for growth and healing. I have experienced and witnessed profound transformation in my life and others lives. I see this ancient practice as a beautiful gift for all whom step into its wisdom and truth. My teaching style is based on the traditional roots of Hatha Yoga. My class offerings are known to be strong, dynamic, creative and alignment based. Encouraging students to explore and grow into their own empowerment and process.
Alongside my asana offerings, I enjoy incorporating breath awareness, inner exploration, Sanskrit mantras, detailed cueing, hands on assists, yoga philosophy and sound healing meditation.
Yoga is for everybody! I encourage all levels of students to come practice and explore the inner terrain of their Being. I offer variations and ways for you to grow a sustainable, lifelong practice of personal awakening and transformation.
Class Style Offerings:
🌀Strong Hatha: This is a challenging static practice that includes longer posture holds and refinement cues to assist the student into advancing their practice. This class is slow, but powerful, with focus on functional movement, developing joint mobility and the use of breath to expand the experience. Chaturangas are not cued, rather the exploration of arm balances, inversions, binds, mobility work and intermediate postures are offered. Yoga experience not required but recommended. Level 2-3.
🌀Vinyasa: Is an active & dynamic breath to movement practice from the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. This challenging practice includes postures to create heat, build strength and flexibility. Advanced postures may be offered, though the class remains accessible to most who have some experience with yoga. This class incorporates traditional sun salutations, binds, arm balances, backbends, inversions, intermediate postures and chaturangas. Level 2-3.
🌀Slow Flow: A embodied, nourishing practice. Come learn &/or review the fundamentals of a flow style practice. With emphasis on alignment, usage of props & mindful transitions. Experience traditional Yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation, Sanskrit mantras for inner healing and conscious relaxation. Cultivating strength, balance, mobility, flexibility and deeper awareness of the body and Self. Suited for beginners & all levels.
🌀Yin Yoga: A slow and meditative practice that is composed of seated and reclined poses, each held anywhere from 2-7 minutes. This unique style focuses on targeting the connective tissues (bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and fascia.) Yin Yoga emphasizes body awareness and does require passive physical effort to hold the poses which may be challenging to some. This therapeutic style practice encourages myofascial release, increased mobility and the release of stagnant chi/prana in the physical & energetic bodies. Suited for beginners & all levels.
🌀Sound Healing: This healing modality, also known as “Nada Yoga”- the Yoga of sound; focuses on adding sound vibrations to assist in the relaxation and decompression of the nervous system and subtle body. Utilizing a variety of sound healing tools such as the gong, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, Koshi chimes, Buffalo drums, harmonium, sacred Sanskrit mantras and your own voice as an instrument. This practice can be done as a stand alone, however- mostly incorporated along side Hatha/Vinyasa/Slow Flow and Yin Yoga class offerings. Suited for beginners & all levels.
With over 20+ years study & practice and 500+ hours of yoga training. Including 12+ years of teaching experience:
*200 hr. Hatha/Vinyasa training in 2008-2009
*100 hr. Universal Yoga training in 2018
*200 hr. Ashtanga Vinyasa training in 2019
*30 hr. Yin Yoga Training Sept. 2019
*100 hr. Anusara Training 2022
*Studied with & inspired by: Christina Sell (Hatha Yoga), Michael Stone (Ashtanga Vinyasa), Sianna Sherman (Anusara Yoga), Annie Carpenter & Jason Crandel (Alignment based Vinyasa). In addition, Meghan Maris, Emily Light, Lisa Mae Osborn, Buck Lewis, Ryan Bailey and Robin Christ.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”- Bhagavad Gita