Being born a free spirited, non-conforming, non-religious, spiritual seeker in the deep South in the early 70's without a lot of exposure to diverse ways of thinking and being left me feeling confused about who I was and how I wanted to be in the world. I found myself doing things that felt against my nature and believing in things that didn’t seem true. Over time, I lost a sense of who I was and what was important to me which landed me in a lot of very unhealthy situations and relationships.
It was in my early 20s when someone causally mentioned that Yoga might help with the chronic back pain that I had been dealing with for over a decade. It was that casual remark that changed the course of my life. Not right away, but slowly over time. Yoga steered my back to my true nature. Yoga helped me remember the most important thing of all….myself.
I have been practicing for almost 25 years and teaching for 22 and one thing I know as a teacher is that I thrive on other people’s happiness. When I see those around me get happier, healthier and realize their dreams, it makes me happier. Truly a win-win. So, I am on a mission to help as many people as possible live a life they love. One that they are excited to get out of bed for on most days. One that allows for immense pleasure and deep meaning all while navigating the inevitable challenges and obstacles of life with as much ease and grace as possible.
I love teaching. I love reminding people that the answers reside within. I love offering tools to help people remember who they are and all they are capable of creating. Just like I was reminded by my teachers.
Simply put, I love to help other people. I teach classes, workshops, teacher trainings, seminars, online courses and lead retreats all over the world to do just that. I am truly living the life of my dreams. I’d love to help you do the same. I am the reminder. You are the creator. Let’s work together to create some magic!
I blend all the best of what I have learned from Yoga, Meditation, Dance, Traditional & Positive Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Communications and Life. Whatever works for living a better life, I’m in to it!
I fulfilled a long held dream in 2005 and opened Yoga Blend, in Burbank, CA. It is a representation of all that I have learned on my yogic journey and feels like home. The teachers are all big hearted, unique, talented and have so much to offer. The students are loving, dedicated, enthusiastic and ready to do the work. Together, we have crafted a community that warms my heart and lights up my soul. The studio and my son are my two greatest pride and joys. If you ever find yourself in Burbank, please check it out www.yogablend.com.
Enough about me…I want to learn about you and how I can help you to live the life of your dreams!
Founder/Owner Yoga Blend in Burbank, CA
Holistic Yoga Teacher
Positive Psychology Guide