My Teaching Journey
I began teaching yoga in 2007 as a student at Appalachian State University. I had been practicing for only one year, but immediately felt that this practice was what I was supposed to be doing. I steeped myself in yoga - books, classes, personal practice, journaling. And I felt called to share the teachings with others. In May of 2008, I completed a 200-hour teacher training at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone.
I taught classes in the Boone community until taking time off recently to adjust to new motherhood. Since graduating from teacher training, I have continued my studies, going to workshops and classes, mostly in the style of Anusara Yoga. I have so much gratitude for all my teachers and their inspiration. I traveled to India in 2009/2010 to understand the lands of Yogic history. I left knowing that the true essence of yoga is within us all, where ever we are.
I participated in Parts 1 and 2 of an Anusara Immersion in the Spring of 2011, with Sarah Faircloth and Rachel Crawford. This Immersion deeply inspired me, encouraging me to step up my physical practice and also engage even more fully in the yoga found in each moment of everyday life. It was such a profound experience, that I did Part 1 again in the Spring of 2012, which of course provided a completely different, ever-deepening experience of it's own.
During my pregnancy I explored prenatal yoga extensively. I learned a lot from Sue Elkind's book, A Time to Align, as well as Jeannine Parvatti Baker's books on prenatal yoga. I have been teaching prenatal yoga classes since March 2011.
Prenatal Yoga Classes
Post-natal yoga, pelvic wellness, & partner-supported prenatal workshops are in the making!! Stay tuned ..