RYT-500, RYT-200, C-IAYT
I primarily teach Alignment Based Vinyasa Flow Yoga, incorporating Patanjali´s eight limb path, Pranayama breath work, and meditation. Being a yoga teacher is something I respect more than I can relay, but it is my aim and sacred privilege to lovingly guide students to discover themselves and expand their own practice, safely reaching beyond yesterday´s limitations, while letting go of fears and self doubt. My classes will help you find peace, contentment, a sense of belonging, and confidence in your abilities to love yourself through the gift of your yoga practice. I believe in emphasizing an attitude of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity towards yourself and others in life both on and off the mat.
Originally from California, I retired as an Army officer in 2009 after a 20 year career filled with world travel and multiple combat deployments. For the next five years I worked as a government contractor in Virginia and the United Arab Emirates before taking the leap and answering the call of my heart to help others as a yoga teacher. In 2014 I completed two month long 200 hour immersion Yoga Teacher Training programs at Anamaya Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica. I received my training from Peter Kaaberbol Kristensen, ERYT-500, LagoCph, Copenhagen, Denmark & Jaqueline Chiodo, ERYT-500, Joyful Yoga, Bonita Springs, Florida
I graduated in July 2017 with Master of Science Degree in Yoga THER@PY from MUIH. I have a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Tampa, where I graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was an Academic All-American Cross Country runner and NCAA Sunshine State Conference Champion. As ROTC Battalion Commander I was selected as the #1 ROTC graduate in the US. I spent several years as a competitive runner and triathlete and have a personal best marathon time of 2h42m.
I currently call Tacoma, Washington home.
Please check out this wonderful video AARP did on me in 2017: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/yoga-life-saving-videos.html