My yoga journey began during a time of injury. Though I’d been wanting to try yoga for years, a chronic issue with my lower back and the insistence of a wise doctor finally gave me the nudge I needed. After a couple of weeks of regularly going to classes, I wondered how I had ever made it this far into my life without it. As my practice grew and evolved over time, so did my deep appreciation for all that yoga encompassed and provided.
I decided when I moved back to Houston in 2014 that I would train to become a yoga teacher, though I had no idea where or when this would happen. I eventually found myself at a lovely studio and as luck would have it, they were offering a training starting in January of 2015…but it just didn’t feel like the right time. I was still struggling with figuring out my path and who I was since leaving archaeology. So, I spent A LOT of time at the studio taking classes, learning as much as possible from my teachers, and deepening my home practice.
Towards the end of 2015, the announcement came for the next year’s offering of teacher training. It felt right this time. I had no doubts and no second guesses. My gut and every fiber of my being was telling me to do it. So I signed up and completed my 200 hour training in May of 2016. I learned so much in that time, not only about yoga and teaching, but about myself. I knew my purpose was to teach and share.
Now, I can proudly say that I am an RYT 200! Though yoga means something different to everyone, my philosophy is that it is an opportunity to peel back the layers and return to the most genuine and authentic version of oneself. We often get lost and caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, but through yoga, we reconnect to that deepest part of ourselves and start to shed what isn’t serving us anymore. It goes without saying that there are countless other benefits to yoga as well.
I teach Hatha with subtle influences from both Yin and Restorative yoga. I am passionate about students finding what feels good and works in their own body instead of having a “one size fits all” approach. A large portion of my training involved anatomy so this is reflected in both my interests and style of teaching.
I’m a firm believer that yoga is for EVERY BODY. No matter what age, size, or color, every single person can benefit from a yoga practice. Whether the goal is to heal, to de-stress, or even to create balance and stability, it can be accomplished through yoga.
In addition to the public classes I teach, I also offer private instruction. If you are interested in private instruction, want to collaborate on something yoga-related, or perhaps want to chat further about my yoga journey, shoot me an e-mail through the contact tab at the top of the page.
I’ll be updating this page with more info and services over time but for now they are still in the planning phase. Thanks for stopping by and namaste my friend 🙂