Teacher Description

I began my journey as a yoga instructor a little over eight years ago. As a junior in high school, I was introduced to yoga by a close friend of mine. I was immediately hooked. This was a pivotal point in my life, I was badly injured from running track and I was uncertain if I would be able to run again. As athletes, a major component of our identities comes from our ability to not only participate in the sport but to excel. Through the practice of power yoga, I was able to stay in-shape, heal my injury and learn that I am more than my physical abilities. Yoga has taught me to open my eyes and change my perspective on and off the mat. After a year of practicing daily, I began my 200-hour training. My training was filled with self-discovery, anatomy, alignment, and teaching. Little did I know, this would be the begging of my yoga journey.

As a yoga teacher, I am constantly learning. I will always be a student, even when I am instructing classes. My students have taught me how to truly listen to their physical and emotional needs. They have taught me that sometimes, less is more in life and on the mat. They have helped me grow into a calm, grounded, understanding, and open-minded individual and instructor. I have been blessed with the gift of a wonderful yoga community.

Outside of the studio, I am studying Social Work and Sociology at Millersville University. I am also a research assistant for the Sociology Department, most of my research is community focused. Post-graduation, I will be going into a Masters in Community Development and planning.