When I began attending yoga classes ten years ago my intention was to add some stretching into my regular fitness routine. Posture and flexibility have always been a challenge for me and after years of pounding the pavement while training for and running marathons, slowing down and placing some mindful attention on my body was a novel idea. The physical benefits of yoga were easily noticed, but I became a lifelong student as I realized the deeper aspects of what this practice offers—life lessons of consciousness, mindfulness and recognition that we are all one. I completed my teacher training under Melissa Martinez, a life-changing experience for which I am beyond grateful.

I am so excited to share the grace and strength of this practice with others. Additionally, I am proud to be partnered with my dear friend and fellow yoga teacher, Hannah Bias, on a nonprofit called Urban Lotus Project to introduce yoga and meditation to at-risk, underserved youth in the Reno/Sparks Community. It has been an amazing experience to say the least—to be able to give back and support those in need through this life changing practice fills my heart. I began practicing yoga at The Studio over five years ago, and am thrilled to now be instructing here! I love the chill vibe and the community support that this space offers. Please come meet me on the mat for a warm morning flow! It’s an awesome way to start the day. I have always called Reno my home. I am so appreciative of the incredible support network of family and friends that surround me in this awesome city. I am sharing this journey with my amazing husband and our four beautiful children… my teachers who remind me daily with encouraging smiles and love that I’m on the right path without any interest in looking back.