I began my journey with yoga in high school as a track athlete. Like most athletes, I dealt with tight muscles so yoga was recommended to my running coach. Now I'm not gonna lie, I was apprehensive at first. But to my surprise, taking that class turned out to be the best decision I ever made. That same day, I ran at a track meet and set a new personal record that I had been trying to beat for months.
Since that day, I fell in love with yoga and was determined to share my experiences to just about every person I knew. After high school I began working at a hot yoga studio in Las Vegas where I became a certified yoga instructor.
Having a foundation in hot yoga has helped me focus primarily on mental health. Being in a 105 degree room taught me a lot about the power of mental strength. I found it incredible that I was able to train my mind to be calm in spite of the intensity. I love to teach my students that the problems we deal with on the mat can be directly correlated to difficulties that many of us battle everyday.
I am currently a private yoga coach in New York City where I recently completed a Prenatal Yoga teaching certification course. I am passionate about encouraging my students to become invested in their practice through creating a safe space for warmth, acceptance, clarity, optimism, peace and love.