Health and exercise have always been a central part of my life. Being a Registered Nurse who worked in a Neurology/Neurosurgery unit and someone who has always enjoyed working out.
Unlike most yoga teachers, I didn’t love or even like my first yoga class. Shortly after yogaErie opened, a friend recommended that I try their hot, power vinyasa flow yoga class. This type of yoga was completely different from my first experience. I was hooked from day one. I left the class feeling exhausted but also empowered! The physical practice challenged and brought me back to my mat. With time, I began to experience a mind, body, and spirit connection. It is this connection that keeps me practicing.
Wanting a better understanding and knowledge of yoga, I subsequently completed the Level One teacher training course in Pittsburgh with Sean and Karen Conley from Amazing Yoga. In February 2013, I completed my Level Two Teacher training course in Maya Tulum, Mexico also through Amazing Yoga. I have participated in workshops with Baron Baptiste, Gregor Singleton, Claire Este-McDonald and Girish.
I love the practice of yoga. For 75 minutes, I am in an environment that allows me to quiet my mind and just be with the flow of my breath, something I hope every student will experience.