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What led you to become a yoga instructor?

First and foremost, a love of yoga. I immediately loved the way yoga made me feel. Empowered, beautiful, confident, connected. There is nothing else like it. After developing a consistent practice it didn’t take long for me to want to teach. I just wanted to dive deeper into the waters of yoga. I wanted to know more about it and share how yoga made me feel with other people.

 

What yoga posture challenges you the most right now?

Lately I’ve been really determined to learn how to be stable in forearm stand. This has meant lots of core and shoulder strengthening. Forearm stand does not come naturally for me. At all. I kick up and usually kick over into a weird wheel-like shape. This posture is reminding me to work hard and be patient.

 

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

INSPIRATION. Every class I teach I am inspired by my fellow yogis. This community is so incredible. The dedication, the vulnerability, the openness of each person who has walked into my class reminds me how blessed I am to teach yoga and be a part of this community.

 

Where would you most like to travel and why?

Oh man, I can think of a bunch of places I would love to travel! But as I read this question what immediately comes to mind is Alaska. I just came back from a trip out to mountains of Colorado. I was in such awe of nature. I feel like Alaska would also leave me in awe. I love going to places that remind me that I am just a small part of this great big world.

 

Outside of teaching, what do you like to do for fun?

Going outside! Hiking, skiing, water sports or all kinds. Also, after a long day few things are more fun than a glass of wine and some HGTV (anyone else LOVE fixer upper?).

 

What is one thing about you that most people don’t know?

I’m a huge nerd. I genuinely love learning and have always liked school! In school was the A+ student who always followed the rules. I also love reading research articles. If you read a good one and want to discuss it, send it to me! J

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