500 RYT / YACEP
My journey into the practice of Yoga began over a decade ago when my martial arts teacher suggested Yoga in order to improve my mental focus and core strength. I soon discovered that Yoga offered a spiritual balance that complimented my martial arts and fitness training. In 2008 I completed my first 200-hour Teacher Training under the renowned Yoga teacher Annie Carpenter and began teaching Hatha Yoga shortly thereafter.
In 2011, I took my first class at a CorePower Yoga studio. I instantly fell in love with the intensity of a heated practice that combined yoga, fitness and music. Then, I furthered my training by becoming certified to teach CorePower’s signature Yoga Sculpt and Power Yoga classes. While teaching at CorePower, I discovered the power that music can have on a classroom of students and began to learn the basics of music theory and mixing.
Most recently, I took some time off from teaching to complete an advanced 300-hour Teacher Training program at YogaWorks under the mentorship of Gigi Snyder.
Besides teaching yoga, I am also an Director of Creative Services at a communications technology company in Southern California. I have an MBA from Cal State Monterey Bay in case you are interested. As a technologist, I can see the value of yoga as a technology. It is a technology that can empower and help us with the challenges we face in our lives.
My passion is to serve my community by empowering others through this ancient and magnificent technology of yoga. Hence why sometimes I don’t say I teach power yoga but instead say “empowerment yoga.” Yoga can certainly make one’s body stronger but the real value is how it can make one’s character stronger and compassionate.
And I personally think the world can use more compassion!