I became a yoga teacher to be the teacher I never had: plus-sized, body positive, and anti-diet. In recovery for an eating disorder, I use my yoga practice as a way to embrace the body I have right now and to actively listen to what it needs.

I’m all about getting off the hamster wheel of achievement to live mindfully in the moment. Yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation help me get there. As a teacher, I'm more concerned about how a pose feels in your body than what it looks like. I encourage you to make your mat a sacred space, a laboratory where you can learn about yourself, a cease-fire zone. 

It's my mission to share yoga with people who don't think they look like yogis and who might feel uncomfortable in a traditional yoga space due their size, age, gender expression, sexuality, physical ability, or experience.
 

MY TEACHING CREDENTIALS

  • RYT-200, Yoga Alliance

  • 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Center of Minneapolis

  • 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Center Retreat (in process, anticipated 2020)

  • Yoga For All Certified Teacher

  • Accessible Yoga Ambassador

  • Certifications:

    • Yoga For All 2017 with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes

    • Mind Body Solutions’ Opening Yoga, Adapting Yoga for Disability I/II with Matthew Sanford

    • Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater and Mary Richards

    • Artful Aging: Yoga for Seniors with Coleen Elwood

    • Yin Yoga with Tara Cindy Sherman

    • Strong Spirits Chair Yoga with Jes Rosenberg

    • Restorative Yoga with Moya Mathews

    • Meditation with Tara Cindy Sherman

  • 445+ hours of additional, personal yoga research, reading, and study

  • CPR and AED Certified

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