I am a Yogi. As a RYT 500Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, I wish to share my journey and my philosophy as teacher, practitioner, and student. I began my practice in 2007 and soon after, I realized the effect both the physical practice and the yogic philosophy had on my mind and body. I discovered a stronger connection to breath, comfort in my body, and overall sense of ease. I found a new celebration of my physicality, my peaceful self, and a deeper awareness of who I am, and who I can be on any given day. This may sound a bit magical, but in truth we all have an inner strength, which comes from an awareness of our bodies, the freedom of our breath, and a peace of mind when allowing our feelings and energies to have an unhindered flow throughout our body.
In 2013 I completed my 200Hr training and began teaching. After a few years of subbing and providing yoga classes at various studios, I began my first practice at Longwave Yoga in 2015, where I found my yoga home for my personal practice and continued training. In January of 2019 I completed the two year 300 Advanced Teacher Training with Longwave Yoga under the mentorship of Lexi Hawks and Mary Glackmeyer. Most recently, I completed the 85 hour Prenatal Certification with the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. I believe that yoga has gifts to offer everyone, no matter where they are in their practice, or stage of life, and while working with all levels of students, I especially enjoy teaching beginner and prenatal clients. I am a life long student, dedicated to continuing education and have taken advantage of the many great guest teachers Longwave Yoga has brought to Wilmington, such as; Leslie Kaminoff, Noah Maze, Nikki Costello, Kelly Haas, Jules Febre, Maria Garre, Bill Mahony and Manorama.
When planning my class themes and sequences, much of my inspiration comes from the yogic concepts I see present in my own life and hope, that by bringing those concepts to be examined on the mat, and building relationships with my clients, I can hold space for my students and celebrate all stages of transformation.
Why I teach
I feel whole when I practice, and at home when I teach. My hope is to help guide my students to that same feeling, to know they are their own best teacher, and that if they listen to that inner teacher, they will also find their own limitlessness.