I grew up a dancer and learned to express my soul through physical movement. I studied physical movement in college and even got my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I moved to Utah to get my Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine and became an Athletic Trainer. I remember having an aversion to yoga and thinking I didn’t “need anyone to show me how to stretch.” I was a dancer with an extensive background in anatomy. I had no idea what I was missing.
When I got sober in 2011, I explored a variety of spiritual tools as part of my recovery program. I read books, practiced meditation, and finally, I tried yoga. Immediately, I was hooked. Yoga seemed to combine my love of fitness, the soul expression through movement, and a spiritual practice like I had never known. It made me feel complete, whole, and new. I was evolving.
During my 200 hours of teacher training at Salt Lake Power Yoga, it became crystal clear that this was my path. I wanted to share what I had learned. I needed to teach—to spread the word. Now, I am a yoga teacher. I inspire and facilitate the evolution of others in mind, body, and soul.
I am a RYT-200 yoga teacher and have been teaching in the recovery community for over a year. I have taught yoga at the Cancer Wellness House, House of Hope, and New Roads Behavioral Health. Currently, I teach at Salt Lake Power Yoga, Fit to Recover, and Salt Lake City's Firehouse Station #5. I have been trained in Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Sculpt Yoga (Yoga with Weights).
I have a passion for using yoga to aid in recovery programs. I, myself, have been sober for over 5 years and I have incorporated yoga as part of my daily program. I thrive in elevating the lives of others with my passion for personal development and empowerment through yoga.
My Recovery Yoga Program is a whole wellness program that is adaptable to fit the needs of your clients. By integrating a physical yoga practice, breath, mindfulness, and meditation, Recovery Yoga embodies the self-discovery and personal development process your clients are beginning. I use relevant and empowering language during the yoga and meditation practices to give access to a deeper level of awareness for your clients. It becomes a physical act of experiencing overlapping themes such as surrender, letting go, and overcoming fear.
Each sequence is taught with point to point instruction making each class an all-levels class. Poses can be modified to increase or decrease the difficulty level. Typically, most students welcome the challenges of the classes.