My introduction to yoga was the result of prodding from my personal trainer at the time, who suggested I try a group fitness class called BODYFLOW, which is inspired, by yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates. In 2010, I became a certified BODYFLOW instructor, and taught it for about two years. Over time, I felt that there was something missing and decided to delve deeper in my practice.
In May 2012, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Gotta Yoga Studio in Charlotte with Kim Zegil and Tammy Edmonds, and have been teaching yoga ever since. As I do have an active lifestyle, the class that I love to take as well as teach is Yin/Deep Stretch. The long, passive holds are just what I need to relieve muscle tightness as well as provide that space for my mind to surrender into stillness. Slow Flow/Gentle Yoga are a close second as they provide just enough movement to connect breath with movement, and explore the space that connection creates in my body and mind.
Other trainings I have completed are Yin Yoga at the Asheville Yoga Center in February 2013, Anatomy of the Breath with Leslie Kaminoff in December 2014, and the Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery by the Veterans Yoga Project in December 2016. I am currently training to achieve my RYT 500 accreditation with Rolf Gates. My other interests include running and Taekwondo, a sport where I currently hold a 1st Dan Black Belt.