I discovered yoga in 2002 on the East coast and have been a dedicated practitioner and student ever since. My personal experience with, and passion for, yoga inspired me to share its powerful therapeutic benefits (inside and out) with others as a yoga teacher. In 2007, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance after receiving my 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification through Cloud Nine Yoga in Orange County, taught by Erika Faith Calig and Mackenzie MacSween. I enjoy guiding students through their practice, encouraging students to focus on breath awareness and to listen to their own bodies. I include a variety of asanas that build strength while increasing flexibility and balance in my classes. I also include yoga philosophy, pranayama and meditation into the classes to assist students in experiencing the full benefits of a regular hatha yoga practice. I also completed my 500-hour Yoga Teacher level of certification through Cloud Nine Yoga and continue to expand my knowledge and practice of yoga, studying with numerous experienced teachers from many traditions of yoga. I am passionate about sharing the benefits that will naturally develop in students as a regular yoga practice is embraced. I get a great deal of satisfaction from assisting students on their personal journeys toward self-acceptance and unconditional love. I truly believe yoga provides a vehicle to attaining balance in life as well as enhancing a student's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.