Being an avid athlete my entire life, I eventually reached a physical dead end. Knee surgeries, ankle surgeries, years of impact, and common body misalignments left me with chronic knee pain, degenerating cartilage, arthritis, scar tissue, bone fragments and limited mobility. I could no longer keep up my fitness regimen. I devastatingly had to quit my life-long love affair with running, and more surgery seemed to be the only (and bleak) option.
That is when I discovered the Bikram method of hot yoga, and my life has been changing ever since. Yoga had been part of my fitness routine for more than ten years, but it wasn’t until I discovered this particular method that I developed a true and devoted practice. I have now had a dedicated yoga practice for the past five years and have slowly but surely been healing (without surgery), not just my physical body but my emotional and spiritual ones as well.
I never dreamed what this practice could do for me. I love it so much because it allows me to practice truth in body, mind, and soul, and to enhance self-love and acceptance. Following my passion for this yoga, I received my 200 RYT certification in hot yoga at the Bikram Yoga Rockville studio, in the spring of 2017. After a year of teaching yoga my desire for more knowledge was burning so I traveled to Brooklyn, NY and received my 300 RYT from International yoga teacher Jared McCann.
Holding a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Master’s degree in teaching, I am a former local high school art teacher and track coach. I took time away from my career to raise our son, and now it has been exciting to return to my teaching occupation in a different arena. It has been a great fit to combine my teaching experience with my love of athletics and holistic health to help spread the vast benefits of this healing practice to our community. I look forward to seeing you on the mat!