• Yoga Teacher
  • Group fitness instructor


  • E-RYT 200 registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer
  • In industry 9 1/2 years

Previously Held

  • Yoga Fundamentals
  • Les Mills Body Flow
  • Water in Motion
  • Aquatic Exercise


  • Figure competitor From May 2012 – June 2014
  • N.A.B.B.A. 1st place Medium class May 2012
  • O.C.B. 5th place open class 2, 2nd place masters class 2 November 2012
  • N.P.C. 5th place open B class, 3rd place masters April 2013
  • N.A.N.B.F. 2nd place open, 1st place 40+, 1st Figure Ms Natural Illinois May 2013
  • 1st place open medium, 1st place Masters short, Overall Masters May 2014
  • Earned I.F.P.A. Masters Pro card May 2014
  • Competed in an I.F.P.A. pro show did not place in top 5 June 2014
  • Not ruling out getting back on stage some day

Personal info:

I have always enjoyed doing some form of physical activity. From around 5 years of age to my high school years, swimming and running were my favorite activities. Weight training was introduced to me in 8th grade, I loved the feeling it gave me. I continued to lift weights most of my life; however, it was the year I turned 40 (2011) when I learned how to actually train. I have been studying and practicing yoga for 17 years it has been a passion of mine. If I am not teaching or practicing, I am reading, researching, taking a workshop or training.

Training Philosophy:

Educate, encourage and motivate are how I train an individual or a whole class. When I come up with a plan for a class, I make sure it’s geared towards the middle. Once I have determined the skill level of the participants, I adjust the class. I believe it is important to know how to help all levels of fitness. There is no such thing as “can’t”, maybe you are not there yet, you are working on it or you have no desire and that is OK. I have learned through the years to ask a lot (not expect) of people and they will give you all they can. If you only ask for a little, you will get less.