It’s been my dream for as long as I can remember to one day open up a yoga studio and touch as many lives as possible with the life-changing practice of yoga.
I sought out yoga in my teenage years to learn relaxation and how to reduce anxiety. I began practicing with videos at home, at my local gym, and then explored various studios in the Western New York area.
Yoga was originally a supplement to my running. I sought it out as a way to be nimble and quick. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it would completely change my life.
I started practicing yoga while studying for my undergraduate degree in Biology at my college’s fitness center. I used it as a way to find peace, relaxation, and clarity from studying and the chaos of daily life.
My yoga journey started in 2013 when a friend introduced me to a Power Yoga Vinyasa class. Like many, I went for the physical benefits. I used yoga as an outlet for my active lifestyle.
I first came to yoga as a young mom of three children under the age of three. My practice was sporadic at best, squeezing time in at any studio or the gym I belonged to, that had a class offered at a time that I was free.
I hope that people taking my classes will find the experience both harder and easier than they expect. Harder because I challenge students to stretch beyond what they think they can do — both literally and figuratively — and easier because I support and cheer them on throughout the process.
I began practicing yoga during my undergraduate career at John Carroll and fell in love with hot flow three years ago.