In 2010 I cautiously took my first yoga class with Joseph Stingley, after continually seeing 120 eager and dedicated students wrapped around the block each Saturday morning, waiting to get into the gym's studio. After years and years of intense physical activity, as well as years of addictive and unfulfilling behaviors, I wanted to connect to something deeper. I was instantly moved by this dance like moving meditation. He told me I would soon be teaching. What kept me coming back to class? Learning to practice, not perform. Learning to know when to step back, and when to trust myself and push past fear, how to be in the moment without reacting- these are gifts I continually receive from practicing yoga- and gifts I authentically strive to share through teaching. In 2011-2012 I completed my 200hr certification through the guidance of Joseph Stingley. I enjoy teaching a powerful vinyasa flow, focused on alignment and breath control that pushes boundaries yet leaves you feeling balanced, energized and uplifted.