It all started when…
I was living in Austin and looking for a change in not only my body but my lifestyle. I had no intention of teaching or coaching. I only had where I was and where I wanted to go. What I didn't realize was how powerful everything in between & beyond was. Once I felt the change in my life and my joy and my happiness I knew I had to share it with others. I moved to Portland and registered for yoga teacher training through CorePower Yoga within the first six months of being here. I've never looked back. I chose them for their focus on alignment and safety which I carry into my classes for my students. Knowing that it's different on everybody and every human. Fitness has become a lifestyle for me and I hope to help others see how incorporating yoga and stretching into their current routine increases mobility, flexibility, strength training, cardio, and breath.
What I specialize in: I specialize in vinyasa. Vinyasa is the connection of breath to movement. Intentional lifeforce. I present my students with the opportunity of awareness. Awareness of their body and mind and the connection between the two. There is no one look or one perfect posture. There is only your breath, your movement, and how it makes you feel. My goal is for my students to be comfortable to ask questions, to push themselves, and to have fun. I hope to help them them to see that yoga isn't for one type of person or body but for all.
Things I do for fun: I have two amazing and crazy big dogs, Ranger and Lilo. They both came up from Texas with me and everyday is an adventure. I LOVE to cook! I'm fully planted based and cruelty free so I've spent the last few years learning new techniques and trying lots of new foods! I like anything outdoors: hiking, paddle boarding, laying in the Sun, beer on the patio. I've never lived so close to mountains or the ocean so I try to see both when I can. I find deep joy and exploring both myself and the world around me. I like to spend time with friends and family as much as possible, but also love my time to myself. I like to take care of my plant babies as well and hope to have a full garden one day!