I started yoga almost twenty years ago as a part of my fitness regimen. I gravitated towards Bikram for a number of years. Finally, in 2009, I made yoga a permanent part of my life, adding in ayurvedic living, meditation and daily practice. I even incorporated it in training my triathletes for my coaching business.
Eventually, it blossomed into a passion for teaching. We moved to Georgia and open Ebb & Flow Yoga Surf Studio, which we continue to operate today.
I have a short frame with a muscular build. In fact, I was told that I was too muscular to do yoga by my first yoga teacher. Luckily, the force was strong and I kept going back to prove my worthiness.
Years later, I want to inspire people to live strong and healthy lives and embrace their bodies whatever they may be. I do not believe in diets. In fact, I don’t do it at all. Body shaming has no place in yoga and diets have no place in living a full and exciting life.
I graduated from the University of Maryland with a self-created degree in Kinesiology, Business, Journalism and Leadership. I am or have been certified as a USA Triathlon Level I Coach, US Swim Coach, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer, Thai Massage Therapist and 200 E-RYT. I am currently working on my 500 RYT through Tiffany Cruikshank’s Yoga Medicine.
I am a mama to three little birds . When I am not teaching, you will find me yelling at lacrosse games and swim meets, taxi driving my kids and friends in my swagger wagon, doing speed work around the track or dancing my butt off.
Years Practicing Yoga: 19
Years Teaching Yoga: 6
I blend anatomically focused yoga and movement with myofascial release work and trigger point therapy. Classes often will focus on the meridian lines, using the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine to restore balance and flow to the body.
500 E-RYT Yoga Medicine (pending August 2017)
BA Kinesiology & Business
More than 3,500 teaching hours, plus extensive training in kinesiology and thai massage.
Get to know me:
DESCRIBE YOUR UNIQUE VALUE ADD AS A TEACHER. WHAT ABOUT YOUR STYLE MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
I love movement. I like to explore it on the mat, challenge and build areas that need it, ease and restore the others. My classes will hopefully help you tune IN and gently dive through the body. Learning about function and identifying dysfunction in the body.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR INTENTION IN BEING A PART OF THE LOCAL COLLECTIVE OF GATHERYOGA?
I am so excited to be a part of this yoga community. My online classes are meant to compliment the season survival kits that I offer throughout the year. In each box, students will receive a gift, a book, an asana card and guided meditation, plus a carefully combined essential oil rollerball.
WHAT FIRST BROUGHT YOU TO THE MAT?
I came to the mat by way of buddhism and meditation. I gravitated towards the harder and hotter practices for a while. As I grew older, and more injuries claimed my body, I found that yoga could help me address dysfunction in my body and mind. That is was much deeper than exercise or purely physical work.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO TEACH?
The deep work that I have done in training, from private teaching hours to movement analysis, to training with Tom Myers and Tiffany Cruikshank to 30 hours of cadaver dissection, has taught me that movement is key for us all. That we need to develop a detached awareness of what is happening in our body on so many levels. To witness it. From there we can use yoga to elevate us. Bring about balance, flow, integrity which in turn will help us age gracefully.
Where can you find me?
Ebb & Flow Yoga Studio, www.goebbflow.com
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