To me, yoga means showing up on my mat no matter what or how I’m feeling mentally, physically and emotionally and breathing into whatever it is I may be experiencing. It’s about connecting with myself in a safe place. What I connect with most is knowing that the the practice of yoga doesn’t demand perfection of me. All it asks is that I show up and try.
My yoga journey started when I was 16 and I started going to yoga classes in my hometown as something to do with my mom. From there, I started teaching kids yoga using my background of gymnastics and coaching.
I practice off my mat by being conscious and aware of my thoughts, actions, and reactions - making sure that I’m coming from a place of love and compassion. I do this knowing that sometimes I may mess up and act out of anger, and then resetting and revisiting whatever it was that may have angered me and consciously choosing a better response.
My greatest passion is creating a community of like-minded individuals - individuals who know they can change the world by first choosing to love themselves. I love having the honor of guiding people through a yoga practice that can truly transform them.
I suffered from a sever case of both postpartum depression and depression during pregnancy (also known as perinatal depression). I was fortunate enough to have an amazing support system and access to a perinatal program that allowed me to heal. And guess what? We even did yoga in our therapeutic sessions! #mentalhealthawareness #breakthestigma