After discovering the many benefits of yoga during a transformative time in my life, I was drawn to the emotional and physical changes that lead me to wanting to share the same benefits and feelings with others. We are all humans with many struggles and can only move forward when you accept exactly where you are which is why I decided to become an instructor in hopes of inspiring others.
I was first introduced to yoga through a friend who had trained with YogaFit. After completing the 200 hr. teacher training I became certified through Yoga Alliance since 2009. YogaFit combines elements of hatha yoga with traditional fitness exercises and stretching routines. Over the years I have attended many workshops with various yoga instructors of different styles and have come to incorporate my own style combining breath and movement together in a vinyasa style flow.
I believe in teaching people to explore their yoga and find joy in the process.
Yoga has allowed me to remain a student but also to spread my wings as a teacher. I challenge myself to communicate with my students to help them find their space on their own path.
Beyond yoga and wellness I like to spend time with my family, friends and 3 dogs.
I am a mother of two young girls. I have always been an active person, someone who loves the
outdoors and isn’t afraid of hard work. Pilates is an exercise that I enjoyed at home, but I wasn’t
getting enough of a challenge from. I started a membership at Studio 223 with the mindset that
I just wanted to feel good and be healthy, and I wanted this to be permanent. What I came to
realize was that my body craves a physical activity, and I love a good challenge. I am addicted
to all the classes offered at the Studio. I love to teach Barre because it works my muscles to
fatigue in a way that just Pilates can’t do. I feel at home leading a class and have an immense
satisfaction from helping others find more strength and confidence. I will continue to push the
boundaries with exciting & innovative teaching styles.
*TRX Group Certification
As a member of the 223 community, I am excited to share the power of yoga. Yoga is not just a workout, but a practice of self love. Growing up in small town Minnesota, I didn’t have exposure to yoga as a child. As an adult, I was introduced to yoga by my sister and 223. With the progression of a chronic disease, a lifestyle change was essential. During this transformation, I found yoga to be a positive addition to my everyday routine.
I decided to deepen my own practice, enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training at Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness in Minneapolis. I soon realized the passion I have for yoga and the need to share this amazing knowledge, which led me to 223. With today’s fast paced world, we find ourselves running constantly, seldom taking time to slow down and appreciate life… ‘the art of just being’. My hope, as part of the 223 team is to bring the ‘art’ back, so members leave the practice refreshed, ready to take on the hurdles of life.
Outside of 223 and my full-time career, you will find me obnoxiously cheering at my daughters’ events, walking our dog, working on a DIY project (that my husband doesn’t know about), or just being active outdoors.