Education: BA Kinesiology / Exercise Science
Certification: 500 HR-Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider, Moving for Better Balance Instructor, ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Personal Bio: I started practicing Yoga to cope with injuries while pursuing a Fine Arts Dance Performance degree. Through my practice I became stronger, more flexible and more kinesthetically aware of my body. I began to experience more freedom, balance and clarity.
I truly believe mindful movement is the body door to resiliency and wellness, so in 2003 I followed my heart and completed my 500 HR-ERYT certification with the Yoga Alliance.
Since then I have enjoyed guiding classes using a combination of slow aligned movements, gentle stretching and relaxed breathing to cultivate a space for awareness, acceptance and exploration.
My own practice continues to be an exciting, evolving journey delving deeper into the balance and connections of body/breath, mind/focus discernment and spirit/energy choices.
My favorite part of teaching is connecting with and helping my students find comfort in their bodies and minds.
My movement studies have included:
Dance at: the College of St. Teresa, Winona, MN. the University of Madison, WI and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Dance Movement Therapy, with Marion Chase and Rena Kornblum. Yoga, with Geeta Iyengar and Manousa Manos. Tai Chi, with Pam Urick and Stephen Lee.
I am a full time teacher & co-owner at the Brickhouse Studio in Austin where I lead private Alignment Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga and Yin Yoga.