Aloha! I have been a student of yoga for around six years, and a teacher for around one. I have taught in Wisconsin, USA as well as in Maui and Big Island in Hawaii. I love to spread the wonderful aspects that yoga has offered to me as a soul as well as all of my students. My favorite part of teaching is that I am always learning; whether that be from my students, myself, or the energies that help to guide me into what is right and needed in the current moment. I have taught vinyasa style as well as some yin yoga. I hope to always be open to my inner voice as well as to what is around me in terms of where and what I am giving to others and myself. Yoga has helped me to slow down, tune-in, become more aligned with where I am and what I am feeling. It has changed my life for the better; I hope to be able to help others in their own journey by being a guide to them throughout their yogic paths.
A Little More About Me
Besides teaching yoga I enjoy traveling, meeting new organisms, running, hiking, cooking, reading, and writing poetry!
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Experience & Qualifications
Vinyasa and Yin
I started doing yoga when I was 19 while in University. At first, it was just a workout for me. I wasn’t interested in the spiritual or mental aspects it had to offer me, I hated savasana and found it so challenging to just be with my mind for ten minutes! However, I kept going back for the way it made me feel. After class, I noticed how relaxed I felt. It seemed nothing could upset my inner world, I was more at peace. Because of this, I became a more disciplined student and went to class three or four times a week at my local studio in Wisconsin. I fell out of my routine throughout my years in college, getting back into it sometimes, but then becoming “too busy” and falling back out. Somehow yoga and I always found each other again! Even when I didn’t necessarily want it to. After college, I received a push to become a certified yoga teacher. I didn’t think it was the right time for me. In reality, I was more nervous about the thought of speaking in front of people. If there is one thing my yogic journey has taught me, it is to face the fire of uncomfortability. To dive into the uncomfortable, to breathe through it and know I will come out on the other side a stronger version of who I am. Thats what I did! I graduated after 230hrs of training at Palm + Pine Yoga school in La Crosse, Wi. After that, I began teaching at various places around the La Crosse area, mainly vinyasa style. I even started my own yoga studio as well!
But I always knew I wanted to travel and teach. I moved to Maui, Hi in October 2019 and taught a mix of vinyasa-style and yin yoga at Maui Eco Retreat. This really helped me to open up creatively as a teacher. To listen to my inner-voice as well as the wants and needs of the class. This experience helped me to become more courageous in my teaching on and off the mat.
After Maui, I traveled to the Big Island to practice seva and karma yoga at Konalani Yoga Ashram in Kona, Hi. While there, I learned what it truly means to put others before myself. To me let my ego take the back seat; and instead to serve and to give with an heart open. While here, I also had the opportunity to help facilitate a 200hr yoga-teacher training. I learned how to use my yoga practice off of the mat, in terms of staying present while moving through my everyday life using mantras and breathe work. I also had the joy of watching others and the transformations they went through while on their own journeys!
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Palm + Pine 230hr
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