When I was in college, I got this crazy idea that I wanted to run a marathon. It started out as an effort to lose weight, prove something to my dad, and distract me from a breakup, but time alone and in my body got me out of my head. I guess I started meditating by accident, and eventually found myself on a yoga mat in 2009.
I had been a very serious young adult and yoga helped me to find my playful side again. It had been a long time since I had tried to stand on my head, or do anything else that I wasn’t good at. I found it liberating to turn upside down, and even fall on my face every once in a while. I see yoga as a powerful metaphor and tool for living a remarkable life that is FUN, adventurous, and meaningful. In early 2011, I completed the 200-hour Power Yoga Teacher Training at CorePower Yoga in Boulder, CO and enrolled in their Extensions program soon after. In 2015, I completed 300 hours of advanced study with Gina Caputo at the Colorado School of Yoga. I am incredibly grateful to have worked with other amazing teachers including Jason Bowman, Diane Friedman, Valerie D’Ambrosio, Derise Diatta, Matt Kapinus, to name a few.
As my practice evolves, I become increasingly passionate about building community among yogis, and bringing yoga to people who may not have discovered their practice yet. These inclinations brought about All Terrain Yoga, my newest project, aimed at making yoga accessible, relatable, and REAL for all kinds of students by practicing outside of traditional spaces. I love to explore yoga as a source of connection for people as we move through each of our individual life experiences, and I also cherish the opportunity to work with students one-on-one, empowering them in their unique and individual practice. I teach weekly classes at the Rayback Collective, Sanitas Brewing, and the Farmers Market, all in Boulder, Colorado and usually have several other less “regular” things up my sleeve. Contact me here, and follow All Terrain Yoga on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
In addition to teaching yoga, I work hard to build community and connections between students, teachers and businesses throughout the beautiful state of Colorado.
“Authenticity is an attitude of awareness in which we are willing to experience our thoughts and feelings as they are.” – Dr. Joan Borysenko