Started my career in the music business and in love with it. Things changed I changed and I left my corporate job, its crippling workload, and the stress that was making me sick. I was newly diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and faced chronic health issues at age 35. While I was recovering and looking for another job, I enrolled in yoga teacher training, desperate to learn more about how to take care of myself. By the time I had completed my 200-hour training, I had vowed not to go back into the corporate world. During my 200-hour training, I began doing community service at Loving Arms Cancer Support Group. Every Tuesday I along with others would lead meditation and gentle hands-on massage for cancer patients and their caregivers. This is where I learned that being of service to others is the thing I find most rewarding in the world.
Yoga was a lifesaver for my body and the only relief from my arthritis. I wanted to learn why, and how to help others like myself, so I got certified in “Yoga for Arthritis” with Dr. Steffany Moonaz from John Hopkins University. I am currently enrolled in the Optimal State Yoga Therapy training program with Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. out of California. I have my own personal yoga therapy mentor. I have taught over 5000 hours of yoga in the past six years. I also keep up with my own personal practice all most every day. I work part-time for the American Red Cross as an instructor trainer certifying people in Basic Life Support, First Aid, and CPR. I recently had to put my training methods to the test when I helped treat a collapsed jogger in full cardiac arrest. Learning that he’d survived and will continue his life as a Father, Husband, and Doctor of Neurology was an inspiring and validating experience. I received a ‘Citizen Lifesaving Award Citation from the Cobb County Fire Department for my efforts. I love teaching!
I teach yoga therapy two days a week at an inpatient recovery center as well as classes at a senior living center.
It is my mission to be of service to my community, and I live every day believing “we rise by lifting others”.
I love music, dogs, audiobooks, podcasts my family, and Sundays.
Once I graduated from college I worked in the music business for several years before becoming a yoga teacher.
Achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 98%
Trained and Mentored new hires at the Red Cross
Certified to teach the following classes.
Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED
Health and Safety for Coaches
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Administering Emergency Oxygen & Naloxone
Head, Neck, Muscle, Bone, Joint Injuries, and Splinting Instructor
First Aid for Severe Bleeding
Wilderness First Aid