I have always been a busy person with an active mind. I grew up participating in sports I must have tried nearly every offering in my school. I went on to study editorial journalism in college, and during those four years, wasn’t as active as I would have preferred. Post college, I quickly found myself seeking different styles of workouts to feel good physically. It took a friend two years of urging me to try a yoga class before I finally set foot in a studio. After about six months of practicing yoga, I realized that it had an affect on me that was far greater than physical. It calmed my mind in a way no other form of physical movement had before. My stressful job became manageable. As life changed marriage, two kids my yoga practice remained consistent. My time on my mat offers me the stillness I need to balance out all of my other responsibilities and challenges that life has to offer. Sharing that experience with my yoga students is a gift. My practice and my teaching are ever evolving. While vinyasa yoga is my favorite style of yoga to both practice and teach, I have studied many different methods of yoga with numerous master teachers and appreciate the beauty in all styles. I earned my 200 Yoga Alliance certification through Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. I’m in the process of working towards my 500 hour certification with YogaMedicine. Yoga Medicine is a thorough, anatomically based training system created by Tiffany that trains teachers all over the world to work more powerfully with their students. Yoga Medicine is a community of teachers who excel in their training and their ability to understand the body from an eastern & western perspective to work more effectively with other healthcare practitioners. Our community of teachers are trained in eastern & western modalities to effectively work with doctors & practitioners of many types so that they can understand the student better and apply the practice to the individual.Yoga Medicine is not a style of yoga but rather a training that educates the teacher to understand the body and create individualized yoga prescriptions for the student based on their understanding of the body & the practice of yoga. Our teachers are committed to continued education, setting the bar for exceptional knowledge & teaching.Yoga Medicine’s mission is to create a community of teachers that excel in their depth of knowledge toprovide yoga as medicine to the international community of doctors, patients & students. Our vision istocreate global awareness around the ability to use yoga as medicine. I am an avid Acro Yoga practitioner and have been studying under Lux Sternstein of Seattle Acro for over four years. I’m a certified Stand Up Paddleboard yoga teacher through PaddleBoard Bliss.