Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I currently flow in San Luis Obispo, California, a little piece of paradise on the central coast of California. I am a freelance teacher and public speaker for the yoga, fitness, and wellness industries.
I, like many, have found that everything happens for a reason and have taken a curvy path to where I am today. After surviving Detroit I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Michigan State University (GO, GREEN!) and worked a short stint as a computer programmer for the insurance industry. I enjoyed a mid-20s crisis and packed my bags for the left coast in search of meaning and inspiration. I had dabbled with teaching on and off since my undergrad days and am grateful to call it my career and great passion.
Yoga has been my favorite movement practice since 2001. I’ve dabbled in most styles and frankly can find something to love about most. My first yoga teacher training was in 2007 where I studied Iyengar and Purna Yoga with Camille Thom in Boise, Idaho. Although I took the training to simply to learn more about yoga, I quickly realized I MUST teach this profound, life enhancing practice to anyone who’ll listen. I’m a lover of flow yoga, and have studied Power Vinyasa Yoga with Baron Baptiste, Prana Flow Yoga with Shiva Rea, and have been trying a variety of teachers at my happy place, Esalen in Big Sur, CA, more recently.
I have logged over 1000 hours teaching group classes, workshops, and teacher trainings in and around San Luis Obispo, CA since 2008. I am E-RYT 200 certified with Prana Flow Yoga and am currently working on my 500 hour certification with Maze Yoga in SLO, CA. I recently completed my first Barre Teacher Training at Smiling Dog, the studio I owned and operated from 2011-2016, that is currently being soulfully guided by my good friend, Stephanie Moran. I am grateful to still be involved in the studios evolution.
I began my love affair with technology & the businesses side of wellness when I started working with MINDBODY in 2005. I have spent much of the last 10+ years working with 4000+ studio owners at 70+ business intensives with MINDBODY University, learning together, sharing what we’ve learned, and now working through Liberate Biz Consulting.
I am currently focusing on learning, sharing, and connecting with that which cultivates presence in myself and the world, directly and indirectly, with Yoga, Barre, and Business Consulting. I love applying my math brain to the world of wellness. Other loves? Reading, nature, bicycles, cooking, dive bars, spreadsheets, good, soulful conversations, and using my hand as a map whenever I get a chance. THANK YOU for making it to the end of this epic bio. Please do reach out to me if you feel compelled.