I started practicing yoga about 10 years ago, and immediately fell in love with the physical & mental challenge. I found myself practicing daily and slowly transforming my life and becoming a calmer and more peaceful person. In 2014, I completed my first RYT-200 training and have since completed an additional 270 hours of formal training led by teachers Bryan Kest , Claudine Camperlengo, Quinn Reynolds and Emily Wallce. I am humbled and inspired by my students and grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga with others. The lifelong pursuit of knowledge is what drives me to continuously improve in my practice, teaching and daily life. I have a wonderful husband, John and we share our home with 2 beautiful rescue dogs, Bluetoes & Ladybug. We also have a sassy parrot named Miss Iris. Lastly, but certainly not least, I work full-time as a gastrointestinal physiology researcher & also compete as a national champion equestrienne having won 3 National Championships with my best friend, Lady (who is now retired). In October of 2016, my new horse, Muffin, and I finished in the Top 5 at the National Championship Horse Show!