My 2nd Annual DESIRE MAP + YOGA RETREAT is happening this August 17-20 in the forests of Ohiopyle State Park, PA! Let's connect, nourish, and clarify. 

My Yoga Style

I am a vinyasa girl at heart (Vinyasa means flow). I'm all about flow and moving with intention and purpose. I believe in listening to your body and moving accordingly. I don't value the "push through it" attitude. We connect breath to movement and activate the whole body as we move energy around us. Meghan Currie is a major inspiration for me as a teacher!

I always start class with gentle stretching to wake up the mind, body, and breath, and I especially love fluid, slower stretches like spinal rolls and seated cat/cow to warm up. However,  my love of fluid movement doesn't mean that I don't value core + strength. I find that powerful strength is best built with creative, intentional body movements that include holding + flowing the postures, with the breath acting as a major tool to heat the body and keep you safe. 

I recently did a Kundalini Intensive weekend training for women, and have a new love affair with the healing and transforming power of Kundalini. Sat Nam. 

Foundational, yet creative. Graceful, yet strong. Mindful, yet sweaty. Yin and Yang. 

Class schedule

-Mondays: Meraki Vinyasa @ 9-10am

-Tuesdays: Lauri Ann West Community Center Vinyasa 7-8pm

-Wednesdays: Ascend Pgh Vinyasa @ 7:15-8:15am AND Inhale Pgh Move and Meditate @7:30-8:15pm

-Thursdays: Inhale Pgh Vinyasa @ noon AND Lauri Ann West CC Vinyasa @ 7-8pm

-Fridays: Ascend Pgh Vinyasa @ 7:15-8:15am

I also teach corporate yoga doing Vinyasa Flow or Move & Meditate classes in Pittsburgh, PA. Please contact me for information if you would like to bring yoga into your local business! 

-I am the founder of Blossom and Flow, a 6 month women's circle that includes yoga + personal growth coaching and will run again next January 2018.

Teacher Trainings

-200 Hour RYT,  June 2015

  • Yoga Flow - Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Specialty in heated Vinyasa yoga.

-The Moon Path: Kundalini for Women

  • Asheville Yoga Center- Asheville, NC
  • With Sierra Hollister

Supplemental Trainings

-The Business of Yoga presented by Yoga Journal Magazine

  • The only business course specifically for yoga teachers, this 10 week online business course covered everything from social media and marketing, web design, in-class promos, business planning (the funnel), legalities, to building community, and more.

Workshops Attended

-Core on Fire, Patrick Beach

-Hip to Handstands, Patrick Beach

-Fearless Flying: Overcoming Arm Balances, Mackenzie Miller

-Rock Your Bliss 

-Acro Yoga, Laura Sykora

-Inversions, Laura Sykora

5 things yoga has taught me: 1) Honor your body. 2) Let go of that which no longer serves you. 3) Breath. 4) Be present, and be okay with it. 5) You can achieve more than you think.