I have enjoyed being active all my life. At a young age, I developed a strong interest in fitness that blossomed into wanting to help people improve their level of fitness and overall health leading to increased confidence. I have been a certified Fitness Instructor for over 30 years, teaching all levels of participants in Hi-Lo Aerobics, Challenge Step, Cardio Kick-boxing, Spinning, and Pilates. One day on a whim, I stayed after one of my classes to attend a Yoga class. The moment I focused my attention on my body, my breath and the sensations around this, I experienced an amazing physical, mental and emotional calm. It is not an exaggeration to say that my life changed on that day.
I practiced for seven years in my hometown in the Midwest, and feel fortunate to now live in Southern California where I have been able to deepen my practice over the past few years. Yoga is a beautiful and surprising journey that has improved my life immeasurably. As with all things, I discovered this path, this gift, at the time I was ready to recognize and receive it. I am grateful to be on this journey. My passion and deepening understanding of Yoga led to my desire to share my experience with other seekers. I completed the 200-level teacher training through Cloud Nine Yoga, and am registered with Yoga Alliance. Now I am able to share my own joy of yoga with students of all ages and abilities.
My journey has not been a solo one. I am grateful for the many and renowned teachers who have influenced my yoga practice in a positive way. I now try to give back to the universe by sharing what I have learned.