Why I Teach Yoga
I double majored in Sociology and Religion at Meredith College because I wanted to apply the knowledge I learned from these fields in a job that would make a difference in the world. I bring the knowledge of these fields into all I do and I believe they complement my yoga teaching and Life Coaching.
I've been practicing meditation for over 20 years in an effort to quiet my mind so I can hear what's in my heart. I found Yin Yoga in 2006 and immediately fell in love with the practice for the still, quiet, meditative aspects. I delved deeper into the practice as I worked to recover from Chronic Fatigue by learning more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and its application in Yin yoga. I find the practice to be an important balance to an active life. I teach Yin Yoga as a way to offer relaxation and meditation techniques to others in hopes of aiding everyone in a healthy lifestyle and in finding peace of mind.
I received my certification to teach Yin Yoga in 2010 with Shala Worsley of the Asheville Yoga Center and I am a Yin Yoga Registered Teacher (YYRT) with the Yin Yoga Institute. I continue to study everything related to Yin Yoga and I have been fortunate to study with Master Yin teachers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. I currently have over 70 hours of Yin training. In addition, I have studied meditation with long-time meditation teachers Lama Sura Das, Sharon Salzberg, and Doug Veenhof.
I completed a 230 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program at the Asheville Yoga Center in September 2012. I am an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).