Owner / Yoga / Spin / Barre / Teacher Training
I LOVE teaching. I love what I do and I do what I love. I am a certified yoga instructor, certified to educate yoga instructors, certified Pilates instructor, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. I am honored to bring my 23 plus years of experience to the mat. I have been training since 1991 and have been physically active all my life. Physical fitness is my passion and Studio Oxygen is my dream – I am living my dream.
I received my 200 hour yoga certification through YogaFit and have continued my yoga studies through many teachers including: Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Sean Corne, Johnny Kest, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ana Forrest, Kofi Buscia, Tias Little, Kathryn Budig, Judith Lassiter, Twee Merrigan, Rolf Gates, personal friends/yogis including Sandy Gross, Marni Task, Tami Schneider, and many more. Yoga has transformed my life. It has taught me to be more present and to truly enjoy “what is” – to be there in each moment. Whether enjoying time with my family, my dogs, or my friends, I’ve learned to be in “that place.” Although, I admit, I look forward to a great butt kicking asana class that challenges me physically, makes me feel strong, and improves my mental and emotional state of mind.
My intention is to introduce a new way of living with a low-impact exercise that strengthens and tones the body while increasing flexibility – one that cultivates a peaceful, calm state of mind by introducing various breathing techniques from the rich history and philosophy of yoga. I want yoga to have the same transformational impact on my family, friends, and students that is has on me. I want everyone to discover this amazing way of living. Yoga changes lives.
“This journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –Lao-Tzu