I dabbled in yoga in my late 20s, but it never quite stuck. I was big into mountain bike racing, road cycling, and snowboarding. My fitness evolved over time to include triathlons, functional fitness, and various other programs. I’ve been a fitness junkie for most of my adult life. I often joked that I had ADED: Attention Deficit Exercise Disorder. There’s probably some truth to that!
After an on-and-off relationship, yoga finally “hooked me” in October 2013. During a class that December, the instructor asked questions like, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What are you doing today to make that a reality?” I asked her how I could become a yoga instructor. She said, “It’s easy—just take my teacher training that starts in January.”
I took that training in January 2013. I taught my first class in February of that year and have been teaching ever since. I visited Salt Lake Power Yoga for the first time on the day I graduated from my first yoga teacher training. I was instantly drawn to the physical practice as well as to the focus on mindfulness, the sense of commUNITY, and the instructors’ inspirational teaching styles. I completed SLPY’s life-changing Level I and II teacher training in 2016.
I love introducing and guiding people on their yoga journeys. It’s a privilege to be able to encourage others to cultivate the best versions of themselves. I am grateful for my personal yoga practice and the space it has helped me expand between stimulus and response. The best part is that this was never intentional, but rather something that happened over time as I kept returning to my mat. SLPY is a commUNITY in which I truly feel at home and inspired, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.