Movement has always been a part of my life. Having been a professional ballet dancer for 7+ years, that was the way I expressed myself. Yoga was always something I did and I kept at it because I was good at it and it was another form of exercise that I loved. I moved to Salt Lake City in June of 2012, right when SLPY was opening. Immediately after my first class, I was sucked in. The flow, the heat and the community felt like home. Soon yoga shifted from just being exercise to a way of life and a way of being for me. For the first time, I actually felt my emotions and was able to see my life from a different perspective.
Practicing at SLPY helped me battle and recover from an eating disorder that was chaining me down. I knew that I wanted to learn to teach and be able to help people the way the teachers at SLPY helped me. I retired from dancing, took my Level 1 in June of 2015 and Level 2 in October that same year. Teaching for me is as invigorating and powerful as practicing. I teach my students to honor their body and learn to listen to it instead of override. Change isn't easy and usually isn't comfortable. When you can learn to breath and be ok with that discomfort, thats where the transformation begins.