Hi there! Thank you for visiting my profile.
I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach here at Elk Rock Yoga! I’ve lived in Milwaukie for several years now and love our community and the people who are a part of it. It’s been so exciting for me to see Yoga come to downtown Milwaukie and the growth and direction the studio is taking. While I am new to teaching yoga, I just graduated from Sellwood teacher training 200 hour program, I have been practicing yoga for 15 years now.
I read a quote once about the practice of yoga that continues to echo for me, and that I hope gets embodied in my practice and teaching: “What if we thought of yoga not so much as self-improvement, but rather as self-discovery and self-acceptance.” Curiosity, patience, self-compassion and choice are all an integral part of my living, both on and off the mat. I strive to create a space where people of all walks of life can feel safe, welcomed, and accepted, no matter of abilities or where one is at in their yoga practice and journey.
My teachings tend to gravitate towards and embrace the more yin and gentle and restorative styles of yoga practice, which I believe helps us balance out all the on-the-go aspects of our lives with a time and space to slow down and quiet and still the body, mind and spirit. Currently, I am enrolled in a yoga therapy program at the DAYA foundation with the hopes of being able to bridge Eastern and Western medicine and the many healing benefits and components it can bring to our lives.
I hope that we get to meet, that our paths will cross, in one way or another, sometime soon!