I grew up in the industry of health and fitness, as my family owned and operated a fitness center for 17 years. Since 1995, I have instructed a variety of group exercise classes as well as worked with several clients in personal fitness training. I began pursuing formal yoga teacher training in 2000 and acquired a certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA the following year. Since my initial certification, I’ve studied under a number of influential teachers and yoga disciplines that have encouraged me to explore and share the freedom of Self in a Vinyasa Flow environment. I’ve also been a licensed massage therapist since December, 2000. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education at Portland State University in 2005. My years of experience bring insight to my instruction, which encourages anatomical and kinesthetic correctness, as well as personal awareness and growth.