Today was absolutely incredible. This was my first hot yoga session and Sydney is outstanding. She is patient, warm, knowledgeable and carries such good energy. I love the studio it is adorable and you feel right at home. I am so excited for my next class
My yoga journey began several years ago while taking yoga classes at the gym as a way to stretch my aching “runner's body”. Yoga was there, but only as a compliment to my rigorous fitness training. In 2013, after being diagnosed with late stage Gynecologic Cancer, I underwent a grueling treatment that included internal as well as external pelvic radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment weakened my pelvic bones and my running, as well as most of my lower body weight training had to stop. I once again turned to yoga for exercise, but this time something unexpected happened. I felt a different sort of shift in my body, but more importantly. A bigger shift emotionally. I took a Holy Yoga flow class right after my treatment was over and had an intense release of emotion that was deeply powerful. It intrigued me to keep going to the studio and deepening the exploration with my new body after cancer treatment. Once my vitality and strength began to return, my yoga practice expanded, and I found a great love for Power Vinyasa Yoga, as it satisfied the need for intense training, but with the compassion and self-love of Yoga- It was a match made in HEAVEN for me!
My time on the mat became a POWERFUL place of release, of prayer, and of deep internal healing. My yoga practice had a profound effect on my view of life, and for finding gratitude in life's everyday gifts. I felt that new mighty shift was a deep emotional and intuitive calling to help others find their own power, through intense movement and connection to the breath. I listened….. and went to teacher training and NEVER LOOKED BACK.
My 200hr teacher training took place in Charlotte with Bella Vita Yoga. I also became certified at the 500hr advanced level in September 2018 with Rolf Gates International. I AM MOST PROUD TO SAY THAT i AM CANCER FREE TODAY at my FIVE YEAR SURVIAL MARKER!
My Power yoga classes will definitely challenge you, make you think outside the “Yoga pose” and find a place that both inspires and strengthens you. I strive to empower my students with a sense of deeper connection to their bodies once all the barriers of self limiting beliefs are removed. I also find upbeat energetic contemporary music to be a MUST in my classes, as I love to breathe to the beat. Let’s move, breathe, sweat a little and empower each other, and take life to the next level. Namaste!