Why Yoga? While in the middle of chemotherapy in 2002, I stumbled and stretched my way into one of the biggest surprises of my life: I love and need yoga. After some years of studying with local and national teachers, I downward-dogged myself into a second surprise: I wanted to become a yoga teacher. Since that time, I completed 200+ hours of teacher training with Gopi Sandal through the eclectic and soulful Bhaktivana Yoga Center in Baldwin, KS., and I’m registered with the Yoga Alliance. I also studied with wonderful teachers in the area in addition to Gopi: Anne Underwood (focusing on Iyengar yoga), MariaAna Garza, Laura Ramberg and teachers from the Anasura and Kripalu traditions. In 2013, I completed a certification in Curvy Yoga with Anna Guest-Jelly, learning how to facilitate yoga for people of all shapes and sizes.
Practicing and teaching yoga has been an essential calling in my life, returning me continually to the mat where I learn how important it is to come home to all of who we are and what the world asks of us.
I’m currently taking a break from teaching yoga to deepen my own practice.