I am yoga teacher, holistic health coach, teacher trainer, mama, and author of Power Yoga: Strength Sweat and Spirit.
After years of allowing my work to consume the rest of my life, my body was calling out for my attention through a series of breakdowns. I prioritized my practices of yoga, meditation, nutrition, mindfulness, and healing my body and my relationships. My personal journey helped me heal my body, mind and heart, and has opened me to my life’s work.
I synthesize ancient practices and principles of yoga, wellness, and other wisdom traditions, and make them accessible and relevant for life today.
My mission is to help others create more power, ease and joy in their daily lives by adding in yoga, wellness and intention. My goal is to help you find more purpose and power right now, so that you can feel good and thrive.
LIFE IS A DANCE AND NOT A PERFECT PATH.
I’m committed to having fun, loving big, and living a vibrant life.
I have been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal Magazine.
I had the honor of leading the White House Yoga Garden.
We had a team of incredible teachers at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll from 2009 through 2016, during the Obama years. Each year we shared yoga with over 30,000 children and families on the White House lawn as part of a Presidential initiative to encourage healthy and active lives among children.
I am a senior Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher with the Baptiste Institute.
I worked alongside my teacher, world-renowned yogi and author Baron Baptiste, designing and delivering transformational Baptiste Yoga programs, and led trainings around the country on behalf of the Institute. I’ve been featured sharing the Baptiste practice in Yoga Journal Magazine and online, and I am in Baptiste’s Ignite and Integrate DVD.
I teach classes and lead teacher trainings in Austin, TX.
See my entire workshops and training schedule here, including many online offerings. I have some exciting announcements and new programs coming in 2019!
I AM ALWAYS A STUDENT FIRST.
I continue to deepen my studies of life and yoga with my teachers Baron Baptiste, Jonny Kest, Lama Marut, as well as the many other incredible teachers I’ve been blessed to get to study with along the way.
I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and have studied at the Optimum Health Institute.
I’m a passionate supporter of the Africa Yoga Project, a non-profit sharing yoga to create jobs, healthcare, unity and peace throughout Africa. I am a two-time Ambassador for Lululemon in Austin, TX, and I am an ambassador for Manduka.
I found my yoga practice when I hit a breaking point in my life.
In my mid-twenties I was working in the fast-paced world of political campaigns. I was living my life in my head, which caused me to become disconnected from my body. I was stressed out and burned out, and needed a way back to my own power. After a series of breakdowns and a trip to the emergency room, I began to listen to the calls from my body for more attention, self-love, and self-care.
I used this humbling moment to wake up and start living a more purposeful and vibrant life. I chose to look for the light and to find wisdom in my fall. Rather than pushing forward I started to go within, and yoga provided me with a roadmap for a new way of living.
I committed to my yoga practice, and I saw immediate results with my body, mind and spirit. My time on my mat became my sanctuary for self-care. I started to rebuild strength, sensation, and connection as I re-awakened my body. What I didn’t realize at the time is that my yoga practice would become a vehicle for me to step into my power in all areas of my life.
On my mat, I was able to get out of my head and rediscovered feeling home in my body.
Yoga demands your full presence and puts you deeply in your body. And when you are in your body in the present moment, you can tap into your deep reservoirs of personal power. As I became more present, I began to see that my life is my divine creation and that it is up to me to live a life that I love.
I poured myself into my quest to live a more purposeful and fulfilling life. I took on my healing and partnered with incredible teachers and guides. I've dedicated my life studying yoga, meditation, nutrition and spirituality. Through my personal journey with food, movement, and holistic living, I have found a spiritual and physical balance that helps me thrive, and created daily practices to increase my energy and expand the healing power that I found on my mat into all areas of my life.
Yoga has taught me how to bring things together; how to unite my body and breath, my mind with my intentions, and my actions with purpose. I’ve learned that it’s not how far I go in a pose, it’s who I am in the pose that matters. My falls have been essential for my growth. We learn through contrast, and have to know our edges to find center. It’s all an opportunity to connect, to love, to celebrate, and to learn, especially when we feel like it’s all falling apart. Every breath is an opportunity to create purpose.
If my journey resonates with you, let’s connect and explore how we can do more together.
My pillars for health + happiness
YOGA: Yoga is more than movement, it’s a context for life. Yoga is my lens for living.
FOOD: What we eat fuels our life. Food creates the foundation for vibrant health and energy.
JOY: What we celebrate we expand. Choose joy, choose love, and choose light.
PURPOSE: Every breath is an opportunity to create purpose.