Bio

I took my first yoga class in 2005 at the gym, and I felt really lost and embarrassed. I tried a few more classes at other facilities and decided yoga was not for me. I would play around with some videos at home off and on over the years, but it wasn’t until 2014 before I really gave yoga another chance…and it wasn’t by choice. I was recovering from a running injury and my PT prescribed (forced) me to practice yoga. There was a lot of resistance at first, and it took several more attempts to find a place I could practice and feel comfortable. Once I was fully recovered, I continued to practice a little yoga off and on at home.

I went to a beer festival in 2016 with my husband, and after a few too many IPA’s I placed a bid on a silent auction item for a 3 month pass to 502 Power Yoga. I had no idea where this studio was located or even what it was about. I was called two days later to claim my prize. I was going to just sell that pass for what I paid for it. I was struggling with several things in my life including severe anxiety and depression and didn’t feel “good enough” to go to a new studio. I decided to be bigger than my fear and give it a try. That was the catalyst I needed to change my life. I LOVED the practice, community, and changes I saw in myself both on and off my mat. I became a regular yogi, started working at the studio on the Energy Exchange Team, and was later trained to be on the Assisting Team. I used to laugh when some of my teachers and mentors mentioned me becoming a yoga teacher…no way!! Well… here I am.

I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with 502 Power Yoga in March 2019. I am continuing my studies to be able to teach chair yoga for those with injuries or limited mobility and kids yoga at the present time. I also currently teach with Kentucky Yoga Initiative to bring yoga into underserved areas of the city and Betsy’s Barnyard Yoga…cat or goat yoga anyone?? I am a “yoga nerd” and love learning new things to share with others. I know first hand the incredible healing power yoga has not only for the body, but the mind too. I love sharing this practice with anyone and everyone, but I especially love teaching beginners.

I live in Corydon with my husband, Nathan, whom you may see at some of my classes and is always so supportive and shares his humor. We have two long-haired black cats named Sir Purrs A lot (Spat for short) and Sophia. When I am not working as a dental hygienist or doing something yoga related, I love to be outdoors or chilling with family and friends. I enjoy hiking, going to yoga festivals, and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and yes, I even practice yoga on the paddle board sometimes. I’m always up for an adventure and want to LIVE LIFE LOUD!!!
Namaste!

 

To change your thinking you have to change your perspective.