My first encounter with yoga was in 2003, when I decided to do a 1-credit yoga class in college, just for fun. It was not until 2009 when I first stepped into a hot yoga class. Having sciatic nerve pain and trying to find ways to alleviate the pain was one reason I started regularly practicing yoga. My first hot yoga class was tough – I did not think I would make it through the entire 75 minutes. To my surprise, however, I felt energized and calm, and had some relief from my physical pain. At that point, I could not wait to go back for another class – I was hooked.

I decided to become a teacher, to share my enthusiasm for the practice of yoga and to help others see and feel the same physical and mental transformations that I had experience for myself.  In January 2013, I completed Level 1 Teacher Training here in Pittsburgh, with Amazing yoga.  Then in August 2014 I completed Level 2 Teacher Training in Costa Rica.

I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor degree in Nutritional Science.  When I am not teaching yoga, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I live in Natrona Heights with my husband Eric and our son Noah.