My yoga practice began in 2007, as a student at Appalachian State in Boone, NC. I was initially drawn in to class by how GOOD it felt in my body and later found that the mental and spiritual exploration encouraged in yoga were altering my perspective and, in short, making me a better person. After college, I spent a year in the Marshall Islands, where I had my mat, but no yoga studio. So, I discovered the creativity and growth that my personal practice sparked—and I knew that when I got back to the US, I would become certified to teach yoga. When I moved to Asheville, I got my 200 hr certification from Asheville Yoga Center, and received additional training from the former Go Yoga of Asheville’s Renegade Hearts Baptiste Power Yoga training program. Hot Power Yoga has really resonated with me in the last few years, and has been the base of my practice and teaching style.
Instructors who I met through my teacher training also shined light on the connection between yoga and physical therapy- and my interest in anatomy and wellness and the capability of our bodies to heal themselves through intentional movement led me to attend Physical Therapist Assistant school. As a teacher, my intention is to bring these benefits to students through vinyasa flow classes that provide a physical challenge, invite self-inquiry, and encourage constant growth.
Vinyasa Flow, L1&2
Tuesdays from 8:15 to 9:15 pm
My goal with this class is to offer you space to create the practice you need. There will be room for playfulness, focused intention, strengthening, and meditation while we explore moving flow, longer held postures, breath, and intention. I’ll offer options so that you can listen to your body and choose to either power up the practice or treat yourself to a more gentle practice.
Warm Vinyasa Flow, L1&2
Saturdays from 12:00 to 1:15 pm
Similar to vinyasa flow, this class offers the opportunity for an increased challenge by focusing on building internal heat through a mix of fluid movement and longer held postures. We’ll move and breathe through sun salutations and powerful standing postures, practice balance and strengthening, and devote the latter portion of the class to yin and relaxation.