A Carlsbad resident since 1995, I was first introduced to Yoga upon moving to Carlsbad from Las Vegas. Forever the student, I have held a strong drive to learn more about health - of both body and mind. Twelve years later, in 2007, my reasons for study took a dramatic change in motivation. After undergoing Neurosurgery to remove a golfball-sized mass on my cerebellum while in my first trimester of pregnancy, I found myself looking for natural ways to rehabilitate my body and calm my fearful mind. 

Now a mother of a beautiful little girl, I realized my commitment to a holistic lifestyle would not only benefit me, but my family as well. From an organic, gluten-free diet, to the physical practice of yoga and mediation - I live what I now teach. I have experienced, first-hand, the healing benefits of Yoga and am excited to share my practice with others.

 I decided to become certified as a yoga teacher to first keep my commitment to healing myself. I was told after my surgery that my balance and equilibrium would quickly regress to that of a 90+ year old if I did not continually nurture it. I chose yoga as my outlet for rehab. 

I was encouraged and led by doctors to take an abundance of different prescription medications - but I resisted. 

Through this process I opened up about my health issues to others and found that most women have their battle wounds and stories as well. I didn't feel so scared and alone. I come from a long lineage of women stuck in prescription med traps. As I observed these women that I love lose their power and faith with their capability to heal themselves, it ignited a deep passion for me. 

I entered motherhood with some of the grandest contrast I have ever faced and it fueled a fire in me to step up to my highest self. I am a believer of a woman that is guided and then disciplined with her commitment. To first have the courage to love herself, do the things that feed her body, her mind and soul at the highest level.  This woman is going to show up and be a hapi sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, girlfriend or whatever title life gives us. A Hapi Woman™ is the leader in businesses, homes, schools and communities. We need to see a change in our children, country and future. Start with you and then let that happiness be shared with everyone you come in contact with.
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, 200hr RYT with Yoga Alliance. Continuing education in Prenatal Yoga