RYT-200 Certified Through YogaWorks
20-Year Fitness Professional, Instructor, Personal Trainer and Coach
Wife/Mom of four, Runner, Foodie, Knitter
I have earned my 200-Hour yoga teacher certification through YogaWorks' headquarters in NYC. In additon to One+One Yoga, I own and operate a local yoga studio as well as teach a variety of classes at other nearby studios.
I have 20 years of experience in the heath and fitness industry—as a personal trainer/coach and group fitness instructor for small, privately-owned studios and large corporate gyms (24-Hour Fitness, Gold's Gym and YMCA), and as a certified Stott Pilates instructor. I'm an avid runner, who has competed in multiple endurance events including 50K, tri-athlons, half and full marathons. Originally, I started practicing yoga to attempt to counteract years of running. I hoped to increase my flexibility and add some variety to my exercise routine. But, what I discovered has been more impactful than I could have imagined.
My faith in Jesus Christ is an important and integral part of my life. As a Christ-follower, my yoga journey started with a lot of apprehension and inconsistency. I did not want to hinder my faith in Christ because of my yoga practice, which is known for its roots in eastern religion. However, after diligent prayer, research, and practice, I have found yoga to be an amazing tool that not only improved my physical and mental health, but also helped my focus during times of prayer and Bible study. And, I want to share what I've learned with others.
I'm extremely interested in the human body and I love to educate others about the way the body works. And I apply my background in anatomy and kinesiology to my yoga practice and instruction to maximize effectiveness and to prevent injury. I never grow tired of witnessing how God so perfectly created the human body to work. I believe this is very evident when we mindfully integrate our movement with our breath. As a teacher, my hope is to inspire others toward mindful movement and attention, both on and off of their yoga mats.
I love my family. My husband, Mat, and I have been married for 21 years. We have four children, 3 girls and one boy, ages ranging from 11 to 17 and enjoy living in a small, midwestern town. As a wife, mom and business owner, I know the value of time and it's limitations. I thank you for making the time to join me. I look forward to meeting you.