I fell in love with yoga 15 years ago and became a yoga teacher in 2005. I expanded my love through Thai Yoga Massage when I became a practioner a little over three years ago. As a self proclaimed yoga junkie I continue to share my love of yoga and Thai yoga on and off the mat everyday reguardless of where I am. I have been teaching the past eight years and couldn't ever imagine doing anything else. I am so blessed to have the opportunity in this lifetime to inspire others through finding that deeper connection to themselves with this practice. Yoga is for everyone!
Also...I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar and learn how to surf. My dream is to lead a Yoga retreat on a beautiful beach where there is surfing and an awesome Kirtan every night and one of the nights it is lead by me.
What is your yoga journey?
I discovered yoga at the age of 19 and immediately knew that there was a destiny for me that would some how involve yoga. Here I am, 15 years later and I can definitely say yoga is my life. Yoga keeps me connected to the bigger picture! What it is really all about. Love, peace and connection to others. It is what inspires me to focus on how we connect rather than what separates us. I will always consider myself a student of this life long learning and practice.
Where else have you called home?
I have moved all over the United States, since I was a child. I am currently based in Cincinnati and of all the places I have lived, The Yogaville studio really feels like home.
What inspires you?
Serving others, having fun and doing yoga!
Why have you chosen to work with Olive Tree Yoga Foundation?
I loved Ruthie's spirit and passion from the moment I met her. I have always felt a strong pull to travel and spread yoga to people who it would not ordinarily seem excesable. The possibility to help children in another country who are suffering in extreme circumstances by introducing them to and teaching them yoga really speaks to me.
What is your connection to the region in which you work?
Prior to my first visit with OTYF, I had only heard about people's travels to the Middle East and the wide range of options that people have shared. I am so lucky to now have seen the beauty of this country and connect to the people there through this heartfelt practice of yoga.
What is the best piece of advice that you have ever gotten?
"All the money in the world doesn't buy you happiness and things will never make you feel complete."
"Find what it is you love and do that!"
Thank you Mom, you are my biggest inspiration.
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