E-RYT 500, Yoga Tune Up® Certified Instructor, NASM CPT
I am passionate about helping people feel truly alive, physically and mentally, through movement. I love combining the benefits of yoga and strength training in my classes to create a well-rounded experience that challenges both body and mind.
My yoga journey began in the most unconventional of places — in my trailer room in the middle-of-nowhere, working as an engineer in the oilfields of Texas. I turned to yoga to find a sense of balance within myself. I started out with a $10 exercise mat and a 30-day yoga challenge via YouTube. I was hooked!
Fast forward to 2014, I packed my bags, moved to Seattle and dove head-on to pursue a path studying and teaching yoga. I now see myself as a ”yoga nerd’. I enjoy learning and sharing about the history, philosophy and science behind the practice.
I turned to strength training as a way to rehabilitate my back injury. Years of working with trainers and physical therapists instilled in me the importance of building muscular strength and function. This sparked my interest in working with people 1-on-1 and led to me completing my personal training certification.
I started going to Strive and Uplift as part of my rehab, and experienced the best coach-led classes and met the most amazing workout buddies! I am thrilled to be a part of the team and I look forward to offering more individualized coaching.