Movement Educator & International Guide
After too many years of a dedicated yoga practice full of misalignment, over-stretching and not enough strengthening, I developed some common yoga-related injuries and imbalances in the body. Seeking to regain balance, I turned to more therapeutic styles of movement, including Yoga Tune Up®, which combines elements of yoga with corrective exercise and therapeutic massage balls. I have a deep passion for the mind-body connection and have spent years exploring somatic therapies. My classes are a combination of everything I have learned and include elements of yoga, therapeutic movement, mindfulness, and self-massage. I am grateful to share what I have learned with those around me in my classes, workshops, and private & corporate sessions
Travel has always been another passion of mine. I spent most of my twenties in and out of Latin America. I studied abroad for a year in Costa Rica, living with a host family and committed to learning Spanish. Through my first experience living abroad, I discovered how happy it made me to be immersed in another country and another culture. There I could observe different ways of life, different values, different people, and all the beautiful ways that human beings exist in the world. After school, I returned to Latin America, living in Chile and Argentina, and backpacking through most of South America. Living in Latin America for over four years left me not only fluent in the language, but also the culture.
India had always called to me as well. During my first trip to India, I enrolled in a course on World Religions. For four weeks, we traveled around southern India and met with spiritual leaders from Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh traditions - learning about their customs and beliefs. We wore Indian attire, sat cross-legged on the floor, and ate everything with our hands. After that program, I stayed in India to complete a Yoga Instructor’s Course. Since that time my love for the country has grown and I have returned three times.
With this expertise under my belt, I have spent the past five years guiding hundreds of others in Latin America and India. Through this work, I have discovered a deep desire to share travel, to facilitate cross-cultural communication, and to assist in expanding our world-views about what it means to be “different.”
Join me for an upcoming class or workshop in and around Raleigh, NC, or on a culinary and cultural exploration to one of several destinations around the world. Click links below for more information.