About

Who Am I?

I’m just a simple seeker, on a path towards understanding myself, my world, and my higher power.  There is no perfection on my path, I’m just a regular person, living a regular life, trying to practice yoga and sharing the teachings that inspire me most.

I practice what I teach and I share my shortcomings too – this is not a glossy, yoga blog airbrushed and edited, it’s just me, full on, real life, mistakes and all.  Sometimes I get it “right,” most times I don’t – I’m practicing my potential.

I’ve trained and I keep training – the training never ends. Student first and always. The moment a teacher loses the personal practice, they must stop teaching. This my friends, is one reason I’ve opted to release all studio, drop-in classes. I need more time to practice so that I’m the best teacher I can be for you. You will find me hosting ocassional series classes, workshops, and can contact me for private lessons. I’m interested in teaching students who are interested in more than just a physical practice.

Training:

2008: 200-hour Yoga Certification at Yandara Yoga Institute (http://www.yandara.com/)

2009: Embodying the Flow Training with Shiva Rea (http://shivarea.com/) – 40 hours

2011: 200-hour Yoga Certification with Moksha Yoga (http://www.mokshayoga.com/)

2011/2012: Study with Aadil Palkhivala (http://www.aadil.com/) – 30+hours

2014 – 2016: Pursuing 500-hour Yoga Certification with Prairie Yoga (http://www.prairieyoga.org/)

Additional Certifications and Trainings: 2008 – Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) Certification, Attended 2008 and 2010 Yoga Journal Conferences , 2009 and 2011 – Midwest Yoga Festival, 2013 – Iowa City Yoga Festival, 2013 – Study with Dr. Arora Indu, Master Teacher and Ayurveda Consultant

Enjoy this video from my school of choice, Prairie Yoga in Lisle, IL – maybe answer your own calling to teach or maybe to better understand what influences my own practice and teaching style:

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309-657-9881
Classes:

Mondays: 7:00 pm @Senara on Willow Knolls

Fridays: Noon & 4 pm @Senara

My Personal Practice

Alignment Authenticity Anatomy Junkie Spiritual Flow Mantras Mudras Continuous Education Practice What You Teach Progress Not Perfection Guiding Teachers: BKS Iyengar Pattabi Jois Shiva Rea Daren Friesen (Moksha Chicago) Marinda Stopforth (Prairie Yoga - Lisle, IL)

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