I am originally from California and have lived in Valencia, Spain for five years. Love and sunshine brought me here and I fall more and more in love every day. I live in the city with my sexy, Spanish husband, our 4 (and a half!) year old son, Luca, and our fur buddy, Kylo, who we adopted this year.
My personal yoga practice began about 20 years ago. At age 17, I began studying the impact of yoga on anxiety and stress. I signed up for yoga classes at a local gym for women and immediately knew it was the start of something special. Fast-forward ten years, I found myself in an incredibly dark place, suffering from severe anxiety and depression. I walked away from my “successful” professional career and I turned to yoga. During a beautiful year of healing and reconnecting with myself and my purpose, I signed up for yoga teacher training. The experience reignited something within me and I vowed to never work in an office again and to never work toward something without having passion and heart at the center.
I have a thirst for knowledge and am slightly obsessed with reading and learning about the mind, body and spirit. Some of the most useful advanced trainings I have completed were my Masters of Science degree in Psychology and my Yin Yoga Teacher Training. If you are looking for a book to change your life and perspective, check out my favorite, “The Universe Has Your Back”, by Gabrielle Bernstein.
And here we are! I have been sharing yoga with others for about 10 years. My heartwork in Valencia is focused on building community and connection through unique yoga events and experiences for all levels of practitioners. In addition to local events, I fell in love with hosting international retreats as a way to connect deeper within ourselves and with one another. I teach in a way that allows you to be you, without taking yourself (or yoga!) too seriously. You will be welcomed with a hug and silly jokes. I will be sharing inspiring poetry, nuggets of positivity and have been known to secretly lead you to twerk or start a dance party mid-class. You are welcome, just as you are, regardless of background, experience or language. My hope is that my yoga events not only foster a love for yoga, but also create new, lifelong friendships. See you on the mat!