I started practicing yoga in 2009 after realizing that my life was not going the way 'I' wanted - as I thought it should be! When things started falling apart, my friends and teachers, Doug Geiger and Linda Setter, convinced me to give yoga a try, and I've never looked back! In fact, yoga has helped me realize that I was never in control of anything to begin with! Having practiced for several years now, I continue to let go of more and more conditioning, and am aware that everything is unfolding in God's perfect timing! My job is to continue to surrender to what is in every moment, giving constant permission for healing and happiness, and trusting in the flow of Life.
As I show up on my mat, there's a growing stillness that cannot be shaken by whatever seems to be happening in life. There's much peace that comes with allowing everything to be just as it is in the moment, and I'm so very grateful to be able to share this gift with YOU so that we can all bask in its miracles!
In 2012, I traveled to Santa Barbara, California to study with world-renowned teachers Ganga White and Tracey Rich of the White Lotus Foundation, where I earned my 200 hour teacher training certification. I then volunteered and have been teaching ever since. In 2015, I attended a yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch in Montana with Erich Schiffmann, another world-renowned yoga master, which renewed my vow to spread this beautiful teaching out in the world! And in 2017, I attended yet another fantastic retreat with Baxter Bell MD and Melina Meza, who helped further uncover the wellspring of joy and balance that's available to us all!
Then in 2019, I decided to immerse myself in the study of Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which entirely compliments yoga and meditation, and offers a one-to-one approach promoting healing. In December of that year, I received my attunement through Anna Twinney, a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master at the Reach Out Ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado.
In addition to facilitating yoga classes in the community, I've volunteered at Calder Centre to assist those seeking recovery from addictions find healthier ways of living, as well as at LutherCare Special Care Home among others. It's so rewarding to be of service to my community, and in doing so, I truly help my SELF!