Take your light and share it with the world.
I was born and raised in Chicagoland (yes, Michael Jordan was my childhood hero!) and currently reside in the sweet small village of Lemont, Illinois.
Growing up an athlete, I played volleyball, soccer, and ran marathons. I was devastated after a volleyball injury that led to two ACL knee surgeries and difficult rehabilitation. That is when I deepened my yoga practice which brought tremendous healing, strength, and awareness into my life. I truly believe in the power of connecting mind, body, and spirit through the breath.
Before I became a full-time yoga teacher, I had a global finance career, traveled the world, and received a Kellogg MBA from Northwestern University. Little did I know back then, when establishing a lunchtime yoga program for fellow associates, that journey would lead me to becoming a full-time traveling yoga teacher. I know firsthand the stress of corporate life and want to share the tool of yoga as a means to live a healthier, more mindful lifestyle.
Today, I am an experienced traveling yoga teacher, RYT-500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, certified in multiple different Hatha yoga disciplines. Along with my full teaching schedule, I lead private and corporate yoga sessions, support community efforts through yoga fundraising events, and share my teachings in yoga workshops and trainings across the Chicagoland area. I have developed my own 30HR Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program and am passionate about training other teachers and students.
My teaching style is heavily influenced by longtime teacher, Carmen Aguilar, who founded cYoga. I am also a dedicated student of Sara Strother’s and receive mentoring from Katya Sidelnik.
My classes are creatively dynamic with a focus on alignment and utilizing props. Yoga philosophy, anatomy, peak poses, props, and my passion for music are woven into the fabric of my teaching. While I love to advance in my own physical asana practice, I also crave the stillness of the restorative practice. Life is a balance of the yang and the yin— students will experience the best of both in my classes.
I believe that I will always be a student. I also encourage my students to be curious in their practice. My unquenchable thirst for learning is evident in that no two classes of mine are the same. I constantly seek out teachers, trainings, and classes to continuously build my skillset and increase my yoga toolbox to share with my students.
I am a strong advocate for girl/women empowerment and love working with Mission Propelle, an organization that empowers girls through yoga, literacy, and leadership. When I am not practicing, teaching, or studying yoga, I love to travel, study German and other languages/culture, practice photography, and play the clarinet in The Naperville Winds Ensemble.
I am ecstatic and humbled for the opportunity to share the ancient practice of yoga with fellow teachers and students and grow in our yoga practice—together. Ready to join me?