Vinyasa, yin, restorative, meditation, kids yoga
At a Glance
- Holistic Health Coach
- Certified Nutrition Specialist
I am a yoga instructor and holistic health coach based in the Atlanta area. Growing up as a severe asthmatic and being frequently hospitalized throughout childhood gave me a deep appreciation for pranayama and how yoga is centered around the breath.
At the age of 3 I began dancing where I learned early on the importance of cultivating a mind/body connection and remaining physically fit through exercise and proper nutrition. One central aspect of yoga and meditation that has always appealed to me is how the mind and body come together to create mindful action on and off the mat in daily life.
I completed my 200hr yoga teacher training certification at Peachtree Yoga where I learned the history of pranayama, practical & subtle anatomy, and yoga philosophy. I received my nutrition specialist certification through ACE Education. I use these tools, along with my BFA in Theatre and Performance Studies to create thoughtful yoga sequences and calming breath work practices to a variety of different students.
For years I’ve been teaching yoga and meditation for corporations such as Kaiser Permanente, Excellence in Exercise, and a number of different studios in the Atlanta area. It elates me to help performance artists warm up before a show or unwind afterward. It brings me great joy when students express how much my teachings have enhanced their art, their work, and their daily lives.
I’ve devoted my energy to these credentials because of my lifelong passion for helping people live their healthiest lives. I want to evoke a positive, peaceful feeling that motivates people to take charge of their health and become the very best version of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally.
My favorite classes to teach are based on personal requests of the students. So if someone requests to learn a specific pose or focus on a particular body part or is working on overcoming an injury, or wants a mental focus, I enjoy tailoring the sequence towards their needs. If a student has a specific problem they want addressed, I make sure to integrate that into the class. I always offer quotes and mindful suggestions that reflect yoga philosophy so they can integrate into their work in their daily life. All my classes no matter how active or passive they may be are centered around the breath, so every flow becomes moving meditation.