My ultimate goal as a teacher is to show my students that they can break through their perceived limits; that they can better theirselves everyday by doing the little things, so they can do the big things. I want them to gain confidence and strength through that and take that into the world and inspire others to do the same. Through teaching, my desire is to allow the feeling of connectedness and purpose that we cultivate on the mat, to transfer to our lives off the mat. I want to teach others to take charge of their life and their reactions to stressful or scary situations.
I am, first and foremost, a student. I started practicing yoga 15 years ago to cope with knee injuries sustained while playing competitive soccer. I also developed a serious breathing disorder that mimicked the effects of asthma and was constantly suffering breathing attacks. I tried all the medications and procedures that doctors prescribed, which made it manageable, but didn’t help completely. At age 12, I took my first yoga class. I immediately fell in love with the physical practice as well as the pranayama work. Here, I learned to control my breath and not let it control me. At 20, I was in a serious car accident that left me questioning my purpose. It was my yoga practice that was the only thing that brought me healing- moving the body with the breath made her feel alive again
I graduated from Soulpreneur Yoga in December 2021 with my 200 hour YTT certification and continued onto the mentorship program where I taught weekly karma classes and developed skills as an effective teacher.