I was first introduced to Yoga in college, in a Theatre movement class that emphasized breathing and relaxation techniques. I appreciated the effect that the postures and breathing had on me–whether helping me relax before auditioning or performing, or just dealing with the everyday “stuff” that life threw at me. I’ve been in the fitness industry for 25+ years as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer and have been teaching Yoga for more than a decade. I love the balance between strength & flexibility, movement & stillness, effort & surrender. I especially love the transformative power of the practice: that someone can come in to a class struggling with something or having had a bad day, and then leave with a sense of peace and well-being. That Yoga empowers us to create the life we want, to live in the moment, to practice compassion for others. And I love that it’s so fun! I enjoy a good, sweaty challenging Vinyasa flow with great music that serves as a moving meditation–clears out the clutter in the brain and makes room for life’s possibilities!