I started practicing yoga in 2002 while in high school. Throughout my time as a student at Weber State University, I began attending weekly drop-in yoga classes, as wells as academic yoga classes.
I certified for PiYo through Powder Blue Productions in November 2008. An opportunity arose to teach a friend's Pilates class while she took maternity leave and I jumped at the chance. I enjoy PiYo because it combines yoga and Pilates into one smooth workout. It allows participants to move at their own pace and to increase mind/body awareness while challenging all muscle groups. I taught Pilates for about four years at Wasatch Therapy and Fitness in South Ogden.
I certified to teach yoga in the spring of 2010 with YogaFit. I was four months pregnant but knew there was no better time to move forward with the certification. I taught drop-in yoga classes at Weber State University and Farr West Tumblers for about four years.
I certified for Pilates mat teaching with FiTour in the fall of 2010. After two years of teaching with PiYo training I had the opportunity to exclusively study for and receive the mat certification. Coming from a yoga background, I didn't think I'd love Pilates as much as I do! It is very different when it comes to postures and breathing techniques, but the purpose is the same for me; it's about mind/body awareness and using one's own body as a means to exercise.
In 2016 I began a 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Salt Lake Community College. I finished in Spring 2017 and began teaching again at localYOGA in Taylorsville. Summer 2017 I now have the opportunity to design and host yoga camps for kids, and I'm excited about the opportunity to share yoga education, yoga practice, and yoga-inspired art with kids. More information can be found HERE.
I also have online yoga videos available for purchase. More information can be found HERE. Stay up to date on classes and promotions by joining my Facebook group HERE.