Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness, Peer Mentoring, Ayurveda
Home Base: Eau Claire, WI
Willing to travel up to 90 minutes from home base.
Service Arrays: Individual Skills Development, Wellness Management and Recovery
It all started with a free yoga class series that I found on YouTube in college. During a time where I needed some stability, empowerment and sense of belonging; stepping onto the yoga mat was the beginning of just that and so much more. Yoga awakened new perspectives for me.
I was a business major, not expecting to end up as a yoga teacher shortly after graduating. For my first 200 hour yoga teacher training, I traveled to Rishikesh, India, which is known as the birthplace of yoga. India gave me hope, new eyes and inspiration to bring back the knowledge I gained and share it with my community.
My second training was spent in a lush mountainous jungle town in Uvita, Costa Rica for an advanced 360-hour yoga teacher training with Authentic Movements Yoga School. Costa Rica taught me authenticity and the importance to unapologetically follow your hearts calling. I continue to express my authenticity through my teachings by guiding others to also move in their own authentic way.
I am also an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, a holistic and alternative health science known as the sister science of yoga that utilizes natural sources to heal the mind and body. I’m currently studying my level two: Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner with Kerala Ayurveda Academy where I will be diving deeper into the clinical aspects of Ayurveda and learning herbology and formulations. As an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor I can help people analyze their body constitution and suggest changes to daily routine, seasonal routine, life cycle routine, diet and give tips on affordable cooking and recipes.
Some other areas of training/certifications along with my yoga and Ayurveda include: trauma sensitive yoga, certified peer specialist training, anatomy and physiology, and certificate of culinary and pastry arts.
Yoga was a reoccurrence in my life. It didn’t win me over the first time when I was introduced to the practice as a competitive swimmer. Yoga continued to show up throughout my life and never grasped my interest. The day that yoga finally caught my attention was when it was my choice to try it, not anyone else nudging me. Yoga comes on your terms, your own time, and you have to allow yourself that space to invite it in when you’re ready. It is a journey of bottomless exploration of who you are. The practice allows you to explore your edges, flaws, and mistakes and leads you to accept you as a whole, imperfections and all. To whom that is reading this, I admire your exploration to connect and heal.
My commitment as a yoga teacher is to bring empowerment and confidence in your ability to self-heal. I stay true to the purpose of yoga by guiding individuals through the basic foundations that include self-study, detachment and practice. We all live a life with baggage that piles up over time: stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, emotional fluctuations, relationships, etc. What I’ve learned is most important and effective is how you deal with all that baggage. I utilize yoga techniques to help others find relief of that everyday baggage. I incorporate various breath work, meditation, intention-setting, self-love, detachment and movement practices to bring a mind and body connection. Through the awareness and connection of the mind and body, a sense of peace and stability is restored to life. This mind and body connection also empowers an individual, brings confidence in one’s ability to self-heal and allows one to create the life that they want to live.
What you think you become – Buddha.