I first came to my mat in 2012 after having spent the previous twelve years a competitive swimmer, drawn to yoga by a simple desire for increased flexibility. As I walked out of my first class, taught by Stacey Millner-Collins of City Yoga of Columbia, I realized I had stepped into a rich spiritual, mental, and physical tradition that would ultimately change my life. The study of alignment-based yoga unlocked a greater understanding of my physical body and provided stability during periods when I felt particularly depressed or anxious. In 2016, I completed my 200-hour teacher training through Rasika Yoga School, and I am forever grateful to the many teachers–Stacey Millner-Collins, Ginger Doughty, Sarah Faircloth, Kelley Gardner, Sari Weston, Allison Modafferi Brewster–who have guided me every step of the way.
Outside of yoga, I’m a total nerd! I hold B.S. and M.S. degrees in marine science, work as a technician in an ecology lab, and often have my nose stuck in a fantasy novel. My yoga classes are often inspired by ideas found in nature, literature, linguistics, art, and music, and I aim to blend an informative teaching style with a playful atmosphere to create classes that challenge and nourish the mind, body, and spirit.
Now for the legal stuff…
This blog may occasionally contain opinionated content; all opinions are my own and do not represent the views of Yoga Alliance or any other organization. I am trained in alignment based yoga, maintain an active RYT-200 certification through Yoga Alliance, and participate in continuing education training programs; however, the content presented here is intended for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for in-person training. The contents of this blog should not be seen as advice; all information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions or errors. Consult with a doctor regarding any health concerns and before beginning an exercise program.