"Nothing and no one can touch what you really are."- Paramhansa Yogananda
I am a student and teacher of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and rehabilitative yoga in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in the Midwest, I am an honorary Texan and an Austinite at heart.
I earned my 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with American Power Yoga of Dallas, Texas, and my 500-hour advanced certification with Yoga Yoga in Austin. I have studied Ashtanga yoga with Matthew Sweeney, David Swenson, Shelley Washington, and Greg Nardi, and trained to teach yoga in prisons with James Fox of the Prison Yoga Project. In 2014, I graduated summa cum laude from Texas State University with a BA in Philosophy and English, and am currently undertaking a two year, 800-hour Yoga Therapy course with Robin Gueth of the Stress Management Center of Marin.
For me, the seeds of yoga were planted early. As a quiet, introverted child, I would often retreat to the basement of my parents' house and explore the connection between breath and sensation in secret on the dusty floor. My study of the breath continued through my childhood and adolescence as an equestrian, runner, and vocal performer, which eventually led to experimentation with asana practice at the age of sixteen. Though I did not begin my practice in earnest until my early twenties, the thread of yoga has been a constant in my life.
I have always been drawn to the therapeutic power of yoga, and have personally overcome migraines, addiction, injury, and chronic illness with a mixture of yoga and Ayurvedic techniques. My observations as a student and teacher continue to prove to me that daily practice is a powerful catalyst for personal transformation and a readily available source of peace and strength for anyone with a mind to undertake it. It is my intention to inform and inspire this practice in others so that we may uplift ourselves and each other and, through our practice, create positive change in the world.
E-RYT 200, RYT 500