I’ve been teaching the practice of yoga since 2004 and enjoy fusing together the many wonderful influences I’ve had from teachers such as Steve Ross, Jessica Young Smith, Stephanie Young, Baron Baptiste, Rod Stryker, Beryl Bender Birch, Judith Hanson Lasater, Kelly Haas, Desiree Rumbaugh, Bryan Kiest, Shanon Buffington, and everyone who has ever showed kindness, love and patience towards me. It is because of them that I’m inspired to teach and to deepen my knowledge and experience with my own personal practice. I am thankful for them all.
Inspired by the methods and techniques of each teacher I have studied under, I incorporate certain elements from each into my own practice and instruction. However, I give credit to the deepest of my mediation practice to Shanon Buffington.
The classes I teach tend to be vigorous and physically challenging, and the energy and power of each class stems from each student’s personal experience. I encourage everyone to recognize that we are all blessed to be able to come together in a setting like this – giving and receiving of our energies and gifts. With that realization, we can release our expectations and prepare our hearts for the opportunity to be of service through unconditional love and devotion.
Growing up, I always had the ability to lead, communicate and demonstrate the power of God, whether in words or deeds. In the early teens years, my parents saw I was different and advised they would never worry about me because of my knowledge and relationship with God. For almost all my life, my heart has stretched toward God, His truth and His will for my life.
I always knew God wanted me to have a bold, pure and unconditional love for others as I delivered His message. As far as I can remember, my soul’s communication with God was through a deepness of prayer, communicating with God in such a way that brought about a friendship of sharing.
My passion and heart is to connect people with God, where they can experience the deepness of His unconditional love for them. The teaching of yoga and meditation has given me countless opportunities to do just that!
There is so much more that I could share with you! But there simply isn’t enough room to say it all. Daily, I ask God to reveal to me how I can serve people in my local community and state, in both the US and abroad. I ask Him how I can reach out and care in a way that will verbally and nonverbally demonstrate His love. There is not a perfect equation for anything that God calls us to do, but it’s always exciting to go after our destiny in Him!