I practice yoga to inspire compassion and receptiveness in my life. Through my practice, I’ve grown spiritually and physically. I’m more joyful, patient and compassionate. I feel less stress, tension, fear and uncertainty.
I teach yoga to share strength, peace and growth. Through devotional, mindful practices, I believe we can take healing in to our own hands. We are spiritually sovereign, divine creatures.
I found yoga like a lot of people do – from the bottom of a broken heart with nowhere else to go. I’d dabbled in yoga poses when I was younger thanks to my mom’s old Yoga Journal VHS tapes. My best friend and I would laugh and flop over the floor in attempted shoulder stands. I carried a bit of the practice with me to college, but then – like a lot of people – I got busy. I had schoolwork; I had a job; I had a boy, and I let my sense of self slip through the cracks. It wasn’t until I was standing at the wrong end of a painful breakup with no sense of direction that I realized I’d lost myself somewhere along the way.
After that, I threw myself head-first in to my yoga practice and the study of spirituality and meditation. I cried openly on my mat, created space in my body and my heart and found my way back to myself. I realized how transformative yoga and self-study could be and how much I wanted to share that with others.
Not long after, I made the sporadic decision to leave everything in my Midwestern town and relocate to New Orleans. I knew I wanted to study yoga and experience a bigger life, and that’s all I needed. I came down to the swamps with a wonderful support group, survived a flood, robberies, terrible service jobs on Bourbon Street, and began my studies as a yoga teacher.
New Orleans also provided a wonderful opportunity to explore and expand my interests. I began studying herbalism and witchcraft, and expanded what the ideas of healing and religion meant to me.
Now I’m a RY200 hr yoga teacher, a young herbal entrepreneur and practical witch. I’m honored and thrilled to share my passion and the principles of this practice with my beautiful, New Orleans community.
I want my students and everyone I interact with to know that they are whole, independent and loved. You have the power and the ability to heal yourself. Let’s explore and empower this human journey together!