Yoga brings me to life. Life takes me back to yoga.
My journey began with an undeniable call to teach yoga. I left a business gig in Chicago and told myself that if it didn’t work out, I could always go back to the desk if I needed. I come from humble roots, so I felt I had nothing to lose——that was six years ago.
I moved to Seattle without knowing this city or knowing a soul (except my boyfriend at the time). The stars aligned in my favor, as they do when you follow your heart, and I began teaching at a handful of brand new studios that all began to flourish, defining a new wave of athletic, musical yoga in Seattle.
My yoga style evolved and blossomed, and it still shifts and changes daily.
I call what I teach “creative and intelligent vinyasa flow.” It is a unique and powerful class that combines rhythmic, dancey breath-led movement with structured anatomical opening for a peak posture.
My fluid yet pragmatic style is challenging, inspiring and enrapturing. I am fiercely dedicated to intuitive and flowing movement, and I delight in the challenge to choreograph beautiful, intelligent transitions.
Ultimately, though, I am an entrepreneur at heart. I love to challenge conformity and envision new possibilities. I co-founded Down Dog App, created the barre method for and the vision behind Bohemian Studios, and I designed Seattle’s only mobile yoga teacher training program: The Craft of Teaching Yoga. I also scout and lead local and international retreats, and I spearhead events and collaborations.
Yoga is the underscore of everything in my life, and because of that, I cannot help but share it with anyone who crosses my path.
Partnerships & Collaborations
B.A. Economics, Spanish Minor, Miami University (2008)
Notable Yoga Instructor Training
Leah Adams & Ara Cusack Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Seattle (6/2017)
Tara Judelle & Scott Lyons. Embodied Flow™ 500 RYS Bali (12/2016)
Annie Carpenter. Hips Therapeutics. Northwest Yoga Conf. (2/2015)
Noah Maze. The Art of Sequencing & Backbends. Seattle, WA (5/2014)
Jason Crandell. The Art of Yoga Sequencing, Yogaglo Courses (2014)
Jason Crandell. Optimize Vinyasa Practices, Seattle, WA (2/2014)
Sianna Sherman. Heart Fire Activation, Seattle, WA (2/2014)
Richelle Ricard. Anatomical Study of the Spine, Seattle, WA (1/2013)
Christina Sell. Asana Junkies, Online Program (1/2013)
Kathryn Budig. Aim True Flow, San Diego Yoga J Conference (7/2012)
Seane Corn. Vinyasa Flow Workshop, Vancouver, BC (6/2012)
40-hr Sadie Nardini. Teacher Training via Kripalu (1/2012)
Baron Baptiste. Immersion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado (9/2011)
Business of Yoga Workshop, Midwest Yoga Journal Conference (7/2011)
36-hr Level Two Instructor Training, CorePower Yoga (4/2011)
200-hr Power Vinyasa Certification RYT, CorePower Yoga (2/2011)
Notable Professional Experience
Founder & Lead Instructor for The Craft of Teaching Yoga (2015-present)
Owner & Barre Method Creator at Bohemian Studios (2015-present)
Consultant & Instructor for Down Dog App (2014-2016)
Yoga instructor for theflowlife at Cody (2015)
Teacher Training: Arm Balances & Backbends at Hauteyoga Queenanne (2016)
Teacher Training: Sequencing, Arm Balances, Business & Musicality at Urban Yoga Spa (2016)
Teacher Training: Arm Balances & Backbends at Hauteyoga Queenanne (2015)
Teacher Training: Arm Balances & Musicality at Urban Yoga Spa (2015)
Teacher Training Lead & Mentor at The Grinning Yogi (2014)
Nutrition Consultant at Juicebox (2013-2014)
Community Liaison at The Grinning Yogi (2012-2013)
Brand Representative at Natural Fitness (2012-2013)
Assistant Manager at Tula Yoga Studio (2011-2012)
Senior Underwriter at Great American Insurance (2008-2011)
Founder of Individuals for Disordered Eating Awareness (2006-2008)