I am an RYT200 certified yoga instructor and I have 25+ years working with people with special needs through a variety of other therapeutic programs including equine therapy and outdoor adventure therapy for youth. I have been practicing yoga for 6 years and I truly LOVE how yoga can be adapted to suit the needs of a wide variety of mental and physical conditions. I am also a CPR Instructor and a Mental Health First Aid instructor. I have a passion for teaching and for helping others. I am a member of the Yoga Alliance and I am constantly continuing my education and have a special interest in yoga therapy for physical and emotional trauma. My goal is to make yoga accessible and achievable for everyone and anyone!
I have been dabbling with the practice of yoga for approximately 8 years however the last 3 years have been constant, empowering and life centering. I completed the RYT200 certification in July 2018 and have been instructing yoga classes ever since. There isn’t a day when I am not practicing “yoga” in some way, whether it be posture, breathing, meditation or how I carry myself around others. On a personal level, yoga has helped me navigate anxiety, stress and “LIFE” in general. As an added bonus, I am physically in my best health ever. There is a lot of room to grow in my own personal practice and along the way I hope to encourage other people to begin, renew or grow in their own practice. See you soon! ~Namaste~
I began my journey as a yoga teacher nine years ago at Baltimore Yoga Village where I started my 200 hour teacher training that I completed in 2012. The first classes that I taught were very close to my heart because I taught classes to veterans(I served in the Navy from 1987 to 1993). I’m proud to say that I started the first yoga class for individuals who struggle with PTSD. Following my time there, my friend, Wendy and I opened Earth Pulse Yoga in Hamilton, Maryland and we never looked back. In the last few years, I began teaching more yoga classes for businesses, I have brought wellness to people at TRowe Price, Johns Hopkins, and Loyola University. I have instructed a number of private students during that time as well.
Recently, I have returned home to Colorado to support my parents and I am excited and pleased to be back in Grand Junction. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and helping them with their wellness journey.
Forever grateful, yoga has changed my life. I fell in love with yoga in 2011 and the way it made me feel. I am a RYT200 and completed my training at Shambhava Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in 2019 where I completed the study in asanas, pranayama, meditation, teaching methods, yogic philosophy, anatomy and sanskrit. The mission of my classes are to share my love for yoga, meditation, and healing. Guiding students to slow down, promote self love, gratitude and to live life in the present moment. Namaste