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Trainings / Certifications:  
*Inferno Hot Pilates

Hometown:  Columbia, SC: where I first started teaching!

When I’m not teaching, you might find me: Either traveling, soaking in the sun at the beach or tasting my way through Charleston.

My mantra: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”- Mother Teresa  

My “at bat” song: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”- Whitney Houston

In my class you can expect: To plank well with others! I always try to include variations of planks throughout my classes. I have found they sculpt and strengthen the entire body in a healthy and safe way. 

Badass moment: Road tripping through Central Europe- exploring the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia!

Yoga myth: “I’m not flexible enough.” Yoga and Pilates are not about flexibility, rather they are about exploring the range of movement within everyone’s own body.  Flexibility will start to develop within the practice.  

Most influential mentor: My mom, a breast cancer survivor, who taught me the importance of courage, humor and faith throughout her fight. She found yoga to be a key asset in her healing process.

Party Pose:  Bikram Half Moon. For 2019, I’m aiming toward refining King Pigeon!

I dream: Continuing my travels by exploring Africa!