As a Mom of two, I began practicing yoga as an outlet and form of exercise. The more I practiced, the better I felt, both physically and mentally. As my practice began expanding into new styles and methods, I found myself pulled to this new lifestyle. In the summer of 2012, after completing 40 Days to a Personal Revolution and Level One training with Baron Baptiste, I immediately decided to bring Yoga and this new way of being to the Cottage Grove Community. I am thrilled to be on this journey and ready to teach, help, guide and inspire others along the way. I am in ongoing training with Baron Baptiste, and am certified in Aircat Yoga, Unnata Aerial yoga and Karma Kids Yoga.
What inspires you?
Good people doing good things.
Why have you chosen to work with Olive Tree Yoga Foundation?
Bringing peace through the practice and teaching of yoga just makes sense! There isn't a corner of the earth that doesn't need what OTYF has to offer. Being a part of this amazing group of inspirational people lets me be stronger, lighter, brighter and bigger! It lets me expand my skills and face my resistances.
What is your connection to the region in which you work?
My feet are planted firmly in the USA:) I am building and growing my own studio so that it may be a steady source of funding for OTYF. As the first OTYF ambassador studio, my fundraising lists are long. From raising enough money to send teachers to the Middle East, to cultivating new OTYF members through information and scholarships to attend Basic trainings, I am exploring countless ways to grow OTYF as well as the Baptiste community.
What is the best piece of advice that you have ever gotten?
"Are you reacting, or creating" – Ruthie Goldman Van Wijk (director of Olive Tree Yoga Foundation)
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest, till the good is better and the better is best!" - my grandfather
OTYF is a 501c3 non-profit organization registered in the United States