e-RYT 200, RYT 500, SUP Yoga, Strala Yoga
What yoga means to you / how did you come to find yoga? My first yoga experience was sometime in the 90’s when I found a Rodney Yee VHS in my mom’s exercise collection. I tried a few classes in college, but didn’t begin a regular practice until I moved to Fredericksburg, TX in 2010. I practiced at the Yoga Center with Stevie Lake for a year, and finally felt like my life had direction. In 2011, I moved to Austin, TX to train with Gioconda Parker.
What made you become a teacher? In 2010 I graduated with a BA Psychology from Ripon College. I started down several different paths, including graduate school and social work, but couldn’t find the right fit. I began teacher training as a distraction from making any “real” life decisions, and instead found more focus and clarity than I had ever experienced in my life. It felt as dramatic as it sounds. Teacher training broke me down, made me look and myself and my life choices head on, and choose to move down a path of authenticity. Two years after receiving my 200-hour teaching certificate, I simultaneously enrolled in The Alchemy of Flow & Form Advanced Teacher Training at the San Marcos School of Yoga with Christina Sell and Gioconda Parker, and quit my day job to teach yoga full time. It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve never been surer of any decision in my life.
Why do you love the concept of Yoga&Hops? Yoga is serious work, but there’s no reason that it can’t be fun as well. Oh, and I love beer! I love beer.
What can people expect if they take your class? Thoughtful playlists and creative vinyasa sequencing rooted in alignment.
What’s your favorite beer? Rocket Fuel
Beyond the Brewery: I love to travel! I’ve lived in three different countries, three states and ten cities, and have visited something like three continents, ten countries and more cities than I can count. I thrive on new places and experiences, and love the endless possibilities that Houston has to offer. I also like to cook (eat!) and read. I live in the Bay Area with my husband, Will, and my two dogs, Mojo & Doozer.