It’s simple. My passion is to help people be the best version of themselves possible. In this busy life, I know how hard it can be to remain present and how easy it is to get caught up in the day to day – week to week – year to year. I believe that people should live life feeling empowered – empowered to make good, educated and fulfilling decisions for themselves. Whether it be letting go of a bad habit, improving your diet or establishing a yoga practice, I am committed to getting you to a place that you feel empowered. I want to help you feel your best! Not only on the outside, but on the inside, where it counts the most.
This empowerment lies within us all, yet sometimes it takes hard work to find. I took my first yoga class at Verge Yoga in Wayne, Pa. I was hooked and while at first I was driven to class for the physical benefit, I found so much more. I started to slow down, I learned how to breathe. I was so fortunate to have so many wonderful teachers to support me in my practice. The trajectory of my entire life changed. In 2012, I joined the 200hr YTT program at Verge Yoga. The transformation began. Stillness, discipline and moderation are now my basis for EVERYTHING. I started paying attention to what I was consuming in terms of diet, and how much I was exercising and how much I was resting. Everything started to shift. I knew from this moment that I had to pay it forward to others.
During the summer of 2014, my family moved from Wayne, Pa to Fredericksburg, Va. We were embraced by a lovely community, found a beautiful home and welcomed our second child into the world. I currently teach in Downtown Fredericksburg and I provide yoga instruction along with meditation/mindfulness coaching to the Varsity Athletes at The University of Mary Washington. Over the past 4 years, I have successfully helped build a Yoga network and community in Downtown Fredericksburg while facilitating my own annual Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, which has certified over 30 teachers. As a teacher myself, it is important to remember that we are all students first. I enrolled in a one on one 500 hour training program with Rolf Gates in 2017 and today I am a 500 hour e-ryt and 200 hour Registered Yoga School, both verified through Yoga Alliance.
In addition to Yoga, I currently hold 2 Health Coaching Certifications: 2013 ACE Certified Health Coach & 2020 Certified Holistic Nutrition and Health Counselor from NY State University, Institute of Integrative Nutriton. Not only can I help you with Yoga and lifestyle, but I can help you on the levels of fitness and nutrition also. With this well rounded approach, we will work together to empower you in making healthy, long terms decisions for your life.
I know that I am painting a pretty picture but the truth is that it’s all a lot of hard work. That is where I can help you! I am doing exactly what I have been called to do in life. I am living my passion and feel empowered to breakdown boundaries and test limits for my own personal growth. If this sounds like something you would consider doing for yourself, we should definitely have a conversation. I would be honored to help you get started on your journey within.
Let’s get started.