When I’m not teaching, you might find me: Writing or performing music around town, working on a creative project with my partner, Elliott, or encouraging young people to get involved in the local gov't via the non-profit sector... You might also catch me enjoying the vibe (or a glass of scotch) at one of our many awesome locally owned establishments!
My mantra: "Practice and all is coming." - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
My “at bat” song: "In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
In my class you can expect: to breathe, move, and find yourself in an environment that is accessible and helps you cultivate your own unique awareness.
Badass moment: Making the decision to move back to SC after a pretty intense career in the music industry in NYC is probably the most badass decision to date. It took me a while to figure out that I wasn't living a lifestyle that would bring me joy, and that there is a big difference in the joy you feel when others tell you that you should be happy and the joy you feel when you are on a path toward living authentically. I'm much closer to the latter these days, and I'm thankful to my inner badass for giving me the courage to make the move.
Most influential mentor: My mom is my number one choice here. She introduced me to yoga at a very young age and has been a consistent form of support and understanding throughout my entire life. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without her. She's a badass open heart surgery survivor who inspires me daily.
Throughout the years, I've encountered many amazing teachers, but Stacey Millner-Collins and Trace Sahaja are both very knowledgeable and have had huge influences on my practice.
Party Pose: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (headstand) - I was a gymnast as a child and this pose brings me back to the days of play quicker than anything else.