Born and raised on a ranch in Oklahoma, I was raised to believe that simplicity is a key component of happiness. After losing my father at age 17 and experiencing a traumatic spiral of events during my adolescent years, I was introduced to yoga through a friend. It immediately spoke to my physical nature and after only a few classes I felt a strong and deep spiritual connection. I had found my therapy and church.
After practicing a number of years with Bryan Kest and teaching informally, I decided to enroll in a 200 hour Power Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. The Vinyasa class I teach is dynamic and physically rigorous. Although the nature of my classes are physically demanding, my greatest focus is the safety and well being of my students. The four major points I stress in class are proper alignment, mindfulness of physical limits, deepness of breath, and calmness of mind.
After having taught at the YMCA, and teaching classes through my nutrition club, I have developed my classes to suit all levels of practitioners, offering modifications for newcomers and including advanced instruction for the seasoned yogi.
Yoga has dramatically improved my physical wellness and has helped me develop a strong mental and emotional stability. Anyone coming in to practice will experience an increase mental and physical awareness and well-being. Practitioners will also slow the process of aging by increasing their cardiovascular health, decreasing toxicity and stagnation in the body and improving the functions of the 5 major systems of the body.
I hope to heal you soon.