Teacher certification: E RYT-500, YACEP
Hometown: Chagrin Falls
How many years have you practiced yoga: 10 years
Favorite yoga pose: inversions-handstands and headstands
Words to live by: There are only 2 days you can nothing about. One is called yesterday and the other is tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do and live. Dalai Lama
Why did you start practicing yoga: I was a collegiate athlete that became a varsity volleyball coach and PE teacher. I loved learning hew workouts (for myself and students) so I tried yoga at Cleveland Yoga. Tami Schneider opened my eyes to how yoga can be-an athletic, challenging, sweaty, mindful, journey into power and transformation! I was hooked and knew I wanted to become certified and share the benefits with my students and staff in my school district.
Mantra or daily affirmation: Gratitude. I don’t get out of bed until I think of 3 things I’m grateful for and why.
Favorite Book: The Gifts of imperfection by Brene Brown
What informs your practice: My breath. It’s the key to my presence, power and peace.
Your advice for beginners: be kind and patient with yourself. Focus on your breath and how the pose feels instead of looks. Be OPEN to possibility and be a YES! It’s a journey, so go with the flow.
3 Words to Describe You: passionate, caring, driven
The pose that challenges you the most: Handstands
The best advice you've ever received: My dad always told me as a kid- you can achieve anything you set your mind to. If you BELIEVE it, you can ACHIEVE it, with hard work and determination.
What's your teaching style: energetic, empowering and intentional
What do you do for fun: travel with my friends and family
What are you most grateful for: my family, friends and health
What brings you peace: living my yoga
Where is your happy place: my home, anywhere I get to travel and watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset
Who/what inspires you the most: My dad has been my role model and my kids are my inspiration!