I grew up in Southern California in an area typically called “The Valley.” Yoga came into my life in 2007 during a difficult time when physical appearance defined my value in this world. At first, I only focused on the physical practice from having a dance and gymnastics background. I then got to study with Bryan Kest at his Power Yoga Studio in Santa Monica. I learned self-regulating behavior involving others in my outer world, as well as inner observation through personal practice that relates to my inner world.
I got my BFA at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and Hollywood California in 2012. I majored in Musical Theatre, and was also a dance coach/choreographer for various dance teams.
In 2015, my husband and I decided to movie to his hometown in STL to save money and work on our own projects. Being a certified yoga instructor was at the top of my list and worked very hard to get there. I found a home at Jane’s House of Well Being in St. Charles to get my 200 hour certification in June of 2019. They taught me the value the 8 Limbs of Astanga Yoga, and the five primary techniques of Hatha Yoga. My side passion project is to teach dance fitness classes to anyone who seek new and fun ways to workout through the art of dance and also feel fierce!
Why is the main focus in a yoga class is keeping your breath spilling free? So we can suck every bit of juice out of the experience. If you want to heal the mind, use the breath. If we’re busy thinking about other things, then we miss out on the experience. The past is history, the future is a mystery, but the present is a gift. That’s why it’s called a present.