Our Teachers

Check out our Amazing Variety of Teachers Below

Yoga is my passion.  I'm like a yoga evangelist that can't wait to show you how "yoga can fix that." I love to practice and teach, and I hope it shows in each class.  Although I do teach different styles, at my heart, I am a true, old school, get you super tired and sweaty Power Yoga fan.  I love a class that leaves me completely exhausted, free of the crazy squirrel thoughts, and super sore the next day.  I can't wait to see you on the mat soon!

“Instructing all levels and all ages of students in yoga has become a passion for me.  I enjoy working with my high school students, as well as my elderly students.  I love seeing the benefits of yoga both physically and mentally to all levels of students.  Watching my students progress and grow; seeing their peacefulness and inner beauty at the end of each class makes my job complete.  I hope that I have the opportunity to see you glow and shine soon. "

“If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be.” –Mastin Kipp

“I collect quotations in a journal, but my favorite one at the moment is credited to Theodore Roosevelt - “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  When we compare ourselves with others, on or off the mat, we are often no longer please or even satisfied with the progress that we have made or with the efforts we have exerted.  When we focus, instead, on being okay with where we are in the present moment, our lives tend to be more satisfying and peaceful."

“Yoga motivates me and inspires me.  I started practicing yoga 5 years ago and have seen yoga flow into other aspects of my life.  It empowers me, challenges me, and pushes me.  i love bringing that same attitude to my students and bringing it into the yoga studio.  Without breath, yoga is just a bunch of funny postures.  Always move.  Always breathe."

"For me, yoga is a surprise that sneaked into my life as I was entering my middle age years. I love the vigor that it has brought to both my mind and body, at a time in life when vigor often is a diminishing factor. Teaching yoga to others has become a passion - it is almost magical to help people relax in a yin class, to share what could be a lifelong practice to children, and to lead others in their yoga practice. From turning upside down in aerial yoga, completely relaxing in a yin class, or being upside down in an aerial sling I look forward to the rigor and joy of each yoga class. Any day and any stage of life is perfect for pursuing a yoga practice! "

“I will always be a yoga student first.  I love to teach and practice what yoga has taught me on and off the mat.  My teaching philosophy is recognizes that we are all at different levels, so I will meet you where you are.

“I work to create a safe place where every student can practice yoga without judgement.  I want my students to leave my classes feeling empowered to practice mindfulness both on and off the mat."

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 

We could say, “Let each moment be the best moment of the day.”  I think this comes through in my teaching style ... from breathing, pose building and the sweetness in control of transitions.   I then add in playfulness balanced with intention to make for some meaningful and enjoyable moments."

​Vinyasa Flow, HIT

“Some women fear the fire and some simply become it .” by R.H.Sin

I love to teach and practice Vinyasa Flow and Power Classes.  My passions comes from the beneficial effects of the practice and I love sharing those benefits with you!

"Through this practice, I found dedication, discipline, creativity, strength, and community. Though, I enjoy many types of yoga, ashtanga holds a very special place in my heart. "

"I like to challenge and encourage all my students.  Yoga should feel good!  My philosophy is if ya take the time to put on the spandex and show up, then let's make the extra effort to gain all the amazing benefits your yoga practice has to offer.  At the end of your savasana, I want your body to say, "thank you, thank you, thank you!"  If you want to flow, stretch, build strength, gain balance, and smile - come play and have fun with me on the mat!"

“My Ultimate goal is for my students to leave class with more balance, clarity and peace - both on and off the mat."

“To me yoga is a moving meditation and teaching yoga a way to share that gift of meditation, movement, and breath with others. I like to hold poses longer to add to that meditative vibe and to build strength to protect joints.   Long held held  balance poses are my favorite.  Yoga teaching is Seva, a service or gift to others, but all it takes is a listening ear, a gentle touch and a smile.  For in the words of Mother Teresa  “Peace begins with a smile.”

"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts." Thich Nhat Hanh  "Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and clears our energy enabling us to better connect  with the spirit within." Author unknown  "Throughout my life, I have often and very kindly been told that I am an "encourager."  My prayer is that I continue to carry that practice into every yin class I am blessed to share with others."

"I believe that when you practice yoga regularly it brings more light and awareness to our lives and to the world and the Earth! "

“I love how yoga is a platform to explore,express,work through emotional challenges and find a mirror of ourselves that we can smile and have fun with.  My classes are very physical but I like to share my own personal journey with mediation, breathing, music, and dance.  Over the course of a  class I hope you feel a shift in energy, an un-peeling of a layer or recharge of your batteries to take with you off your mat.

"She has the sweetest voice, but her words are evil." I'm known for having challenging classes but I always teach by queuing and assisting alignment to keep the students safe. I can teach hot power yoga or aerial yoga to new students or ones that are stronger and more flexible than me. My yoga practice makes me feel like a total Rock Star and I love making my students feel like they are too!

“Yoga and movement led me to Pilates and exploring biomechanical movement and core focused exercise.”

“I am forever the student as my asana classes are about sharing what I am learning from my teachers and experiencing on and off the mat through a dedicated yoga practice. Yoga is not what you do but who you are. It is a discipline about letting our lives speak, living from a space of wholeness and infinite love”

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