YOGA ISN’T ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN TOUCH YOUR TOES; IT’S ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY.
I am passionate about sharing the beautiful, healing practice of yoga to help strengthen and open your body. In my classes, we also share tools for coping with stress and other emotional events, and help you to expand your mind and life for the possibility of more. My classes are alignment-focused. I give clear, methodical instructions to help you safely move in and out of poses, along with the skillful infusion of down-to-earth philosophical and spiritual concepts.
Practice with Me
Meet me on your mat in my weekly group classes at Chrysalis Yoga.
Hot Flow – Every class is different as you train the body in new, safe ways and learn new insights about yourself. This class involves a theme related to life and a series of poses linked together with your breath. All the poses prepare the body and mind for a pinnacle pose, which is a more challenging pose (like a backbend, inversion or arm balance).
Hot Yang Yin – This yoga class is rigorous for the first half of the class, to build heat and warm up the muscles. The class is designed to open and/or activate parts of your body to help explore a pinnacle pose at the end of the first half of the class. The second half of the class is more passive and slow-moving, as we focus on opening tight areas of the body like the hips, thighs, hamstrings, and shoulders. We focus on quieting the mind, while stretching the muscles and connective tissue in a safe way.
New to Yoga
Never practiced yoga before? Or perhaps you took a yoga class a long time ago and want to try it again?
You may have heard yoga is great for increasing flexibility, helping with depression, injuries, and calming your mind. But you may be thinking: “Yikes, I don’t know anything about this yoga thing. I can’t even touch my toes.” When I first tried yoga, I was stiff. I couldn’t follow what the teacher was doing, and I couldn’t keep up with everyone. I found out that the yoga instructor (at the gym) had only completed a one-weekend fitness course on how to teach yoga. I went to a yoga studio, and I became addicted. I felt calmer as soon as I walked into the studio. The highly trained instructor focused on alignment and safety and gave me modifications for my body. And so I created a 4-week Foundation of Yoga course for you. Click on the link below to learn more and sign up at Chrysalis Yoga (see Box 1 = Learn the Foundations of Yoga).
My studio, Chrysalis Yoga, was created for you because we want you to be your most powerful, stress-less, radiant, and best self. It’s a place for you to unwind and look after yourself.
When I first came to yoga, I was going through a challenging time. I had lost that spark. I needed to heal. I needed a change. I tried yoga and immediately started to notice the positive effects. The funny thing is, even after creating this studio, I’ve still gone through some really rollercoaster times but this studio that we created for others, became a community of friends that helped me get through these struggles. I want this place to be like that for you! We created this studio so you can take care of yourself, so you can find that spark again, to heal and to transform physically and emotionally through yoga, meditation, barre, and other classes.