My yoga practice began as a fun, flowy workout, and over the last ten years, has grown into a foundation for my faith and a framework for living life. I remember starting my yoga journey and being exposed to the stories behind Hindu deities, concepts like Samadhi and Saṃsāra, and different types of yoga practice like Kundalini and Yin. These concepts initially seemed exotic and esoteric but eventually became inspirational and practical in my daily life. The more I practiced yoga, the more I read, attended workshops and got to know fellow yogis, the more mind and heart expanded.
Since becoming a teacher in 2015, sharing this passion with the Atlanta yoga community has opened my heart in more ways than I could have imagined. I am so blessed to be able to get to know students and be part of their journey. My classes include creative flows and eclectic music. I work to integrate themes from yoga philosophy and broader eastern philosophy in a way that is accessible and practical outside of the yoga studio.
A poem by Ervin Laszlo has become my favorite to read as students wake from Savasana. It concludes with “Our separateness is an illusion; we are interconnected parts of the whole – we are a pond with movement and memory. Our reality is larger than you and me, and all the vessels that sail the waters, and all the waters on which they sail.” It is this effort to keep remembering that we are all connected, part of a divine blissful whole, that keeps me coming back to my mat and excited to share this beautiful practice. Even with all of these divine motivations… yoga is still very much the fun, flowy workout I was in search of ten years ago!
My husband, Theo, and I welcomed our daughter, Roma in 2019, and our son, Rocco in 2021, younger brother and sister to my sweet step daughter Anna. When I’m not with my family or in the studio, I currently work in sales and marketing at Gridline.