Trainings / Certifications:  E-RYT 500
*200 hour YTT, Holy Cow, Charleston, SC
*200 hour Ashtanga YTT, Gaea Yoga, Charleston, SC
*500 hour YTT, Enlighten Yoga, Charlotte, NC
*7 years of study/practice with Andrey Lappa, developer of Universal Yoga.

Many many hours of additional trainings to include, but not only:  Pranayama training with Trace Bonner; Yoga Sadhana Chi and Ashtanga Yoga training with Doug Swenson; “Embodying the Flow” Foundational Vinyasa training with Shiva Rae; and Yogilates with Jonathan Urla.

Hometown:  A long, long, long time ago… I was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

When I’m not teaching, you might find me:  Hanging out with my dog.  I love that furry guy!

My mantra:  There’s always work to be done on yourself… Keep working/practicing.

My “at bat” song:  I get pretty jazzed up when I hear anything Maceo Parker.  Especially Maceo’s Groove and Shake Everything You’ve Got.  I am a diehard & lifetime fan of Reggae so if I hear Steel Pulses’ Chant a Psalm or Ziggy Marley’s Love is my Religion, I definitely start to shake my bootie!

In my class you can expect:  inspiration to develop yourself, a variety of challenges and loving kindness.

Yoga Myth:  Doing the physical practice is "Yoga".  TRUTH: Yoga is a multifaceted practice which is practiced mostly off the mat, in the world, in your life and in your relationships.

Most influential mentor:  Although there are many, and I am very humbled by and grateful to them all, I would have to say it’s a three way tie between my parents, Ram Dass, and Andrey Lappa.

I dream: of traveling, traveling, traveling EVERYWHERE!!