Teacher & Manager
I’m a midwest girl from a small town who grew up playing as many sports as my schedule would allow, but I was never introduced to yoga until my mid-twenties. After high school, I moved south with my family and then soon moved to Atlanta in 2015 in order to pursue my acting career. I ended up with several part time jobs, one being Arden’s Garden. There, I met a morning regular, John Wright. I was living in a big city by myself, searching for community, and ready to end my love-hate relationship with running. He spoke so highly of a place called Thunderbolt Power Yoga and said that I had to experience it for myself. After my first class, I was hooked. I would take class every chance that I could. I ended up spending years managing at that studio and went through Yoga Teaching Training (also with John) in 2017, and I have been teaching ever since.
Yoga has provided me with more than I thought it would. I went in wanting a good workout, and I left with so much more. Yoga ended up replacing running for me and most of the other workouts that I was doing. Heated vinyasa power flow continues to provide me with strength, body resistance training, cardio, a detox, an unexplained awareness of my body, internal peace, meditation, challenge, patience, a safe space, and a sense of belonging within the community that I adore so much.
I always tell my students to meet themselves where they are. Every day is different. We go through seasons of life, and it’s okay to show up exactly how you are right now. In most of my classes, you will also hear me say, “always allow your passions to burn brighter than your fears”. Whatever it is in life, magic happens on the other side of fear. So take the class, try the variation, have the scary conversation. Just keep showing up.