Everything is changing, always. So too are my deep heartfelt offerings to my self, my community and my clients. There is a stirring in the earth that is as old as our souls, and it is making it's way to the surface of our time and space in this current realm. It is a calling for a deeper understanding of what is missing from our lives, that little piece at the end of the day that you want to fill with something, but you just don't know what. It is an opportunity to remember, a call home to the original Mother, a look into the heart of the universe or the mystical awes we encounter daily but keep at a distance. This shifting is a rediscovery of our truest essence. A touch of a hand to the earth, a stomping of our feet that moves our body in rhythm to the pulse of the universe, a joyful expression of sound vibration that ripples through ever object on land, sea and beyond. This and all that is seen and unseen is the magic you and I were born to discover. It all started with one breath and there it will end. Move with me, sit in silence, stare deep into the full moon as we uncover, in every moment what it means to us. How can our hearts deepest joy be claimed and make everyday a ritual, make every moment an alter and every thought a prayer? Together. You are not alone. We are alive, awake and remembering. We are reclaiming our birthright to live from the land through our bodies and to do it with so much abundance that our cups overflow to our neighbors with ease and nothing but... unconditional love. Come take the ride with me, play in the dirt, barefoot under the stars in deep devotion to the Mother, our guides and one another.
Yoga and fitness to me are about continuing to hold play as crucial to my survival and also remembering our deep connection with the Goddess Mother below, above and within.
I love listening and dancing to music with my family and live at shows, playing the ukulele and singing prayers. Hip-hop is an evolution that moves me. Trees that tower over me deep in the woods make me calm, I love to be among them. The ocean reminds me how small we are and to not take anything too seriously. I love taking moon baths. Bring me a flower and I'll be your friend for life. Add a taco to that and see what happens. Self care for self love and so I can give effortlessly to those I cherish is what it's really all about. I love a good kitty walk and coffee with foamed milk. I eat eggs almost everyday. I am currently learning how to remodel houses with my sweet heart and discovering what kind of witch I am. There's never enough time to read. I work to create through divinity and love in everything I do.
I am practitioner and teacher of yoga for over 15 years. I instruct from the heart with a hatha flow style guided through Kripalu traditions. I am fascinated with Kandalini Yoga and am currently studying that form deeper. I like to get into posture flows that move organically and non-linear. Movement of all kinds is part of our embodied experience and stepping onto the alter of your mat gives you the platform to explore is so many ways. I love that yoga is an ever evolving science and I am along for the ride. Let's move from the heart and everything that follows will be just fine.
I am continuously learning and seeking out new traditions of yoga, meditation, alternative health and physical fun. My mission is to guide students of all levels through an energetic, fun and transformative yoga and fitness experiance geared towards their goals and needs supported by self-inquiry, relaxation and healing. I am here to create a space all feel safe and welcome in. I have taught abroad as the resident teacher at one of Costa Rica’s leading yoga retreat Centers, as well as studios in vacation destinations in Mexico and Costa Rica. I have also been blesses to travel across the county teaching yoga from the east coast to Colorado, all the way here to Portland. My biggest passion when it comes to teaching, is my offering to members of the community that wouldn’t normally have access to yoga. I have been a member of the Street Yoga community and now Living Yoga here in Portland since 2008. These organizations provide classes to at-risk youth, and individuals facing adversity in our community. I also teach chair yoga with local seniors in their community residence. These are the classes that truly exemplify what the practice of yoga really means in our daily lives. I have recently branched out with my offerings to incorporate a more dynamic fitness component to some of my yoga classes creating a full spectrum of fitness in one class experience and am currently building my holistic personal training business. I offer Urban Yoga Hikes in the Portland Area and LOVE leading them more than anything else I am doing now. Let's connect.