Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
- Soul Honey Flow and Awaken, Saturday, 8:30-9:45 am
My yoga journey began in 2006 when I discovered yoga as a way to alleviate the stress and anxiety I was experiencing after leaving an abusive marriage and becoming a single parent. Yoga, as well as my faith, was an integral part of my healing journey and my practice of yoga continues to provide me with mental, physical and spiritual benefits. I became a yoga teacher with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga with others the way it was shared with me.
How would you describe your teaching style/approach to your specialty?
My goal as a yoga teacher is to guide individuals to connect the mind, body and breath in order to relax, relieve stress and anxiety, build strength and resilience. I am passionate about the benefits of yoga for health and wellness and I strive to make the practice available and accessible to all. I promote yoga for real bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. All the time I hear people say, “I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible” but I want you to know you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga! I want participants in the the yoga classes that I facilitate to have fun, laugh and enjoy themselves. And it is very important to me to provide yoga classes that are comfortable and safe places where the focus is more on how we feel in a posture or form than how we look. That is my goal and commitment.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR TEACHING
I am inspired by the opportunity to spread love, joy and peace with people from all walks of life through the practice of Yoga.
WHICH AREAS DO YOU COVER IN YOUR TEACHING
I offer all levels slow flow (Vinyasa) Yoga. I emphasize linking conscious breath with a mindful flow. I also teach Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga classes (in season) by appointment.
WORKSHOPS, TRAINING, TRIPS
In July of 2018 I completed the 220 Hour Yoga teacher training with Yoga Legacy of Raleigh, NC. I also have certificates in Senior Yoga, Yoga Modifications and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga. I believe that learning should never stop so in October of 2018 I enrolled in the 300 hour Yoga teacher training program at Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) in Asheville, NC. I have completed the Healing with Yoga Anatomy with Lesley Kaminoff training and Ayurveda and Yoga training with Shala Worsley & Vishu Dass at AYC. Additionally, in April of 2019, I completed the 20 hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) training with David Emerson (from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute) at the Wilmington Yoga Center in Wilmington, NC.