I walked into my first yoga class at a local YMCA in 2005 hoping to find a stretching routine to compliment my cardiovascular and strength training routines. I quickly learned that yoga is so much more than stretching and I have been drawn to the beneficial effects of breath work, meditation, and the emotional and physical balance brought forth through regular yoga practice. Over the years, yoga has been a space for self-care, introspection, learning, growing, healing, and community. Meditation, mindfulness, and breath work were particularly vital to my well being during a spine injury and the long journey back to wellness. I completed my Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour yoga teacher training through Noque Talei Yoga School in Mooresville, North Carolina in 2021. What started as a desire to learn more and deepen my own practice became a new path to helping others on their own journey toward mental and physical wellness. I am a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. I enjoy sharing my love of pranayama, meditation, and sound healing with the students in my classes. I enjoy practicing and teaching a variety of classes including vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, yin yoga, and chair yoga. I will always be a student of yoga and I look forward to learning and growing as a student and teacher in the Erie yoga community. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania in 2021, I had careers in Autism research and as a school psychologist. When not practice or teaching yoga, I enjoy work as a professional organizer, listening to music, reading, traveling, walking in nature, and spending time with my family and friends.