For me, yoga is a lifestyle and I try to live my yoga both on and off the mat. I embrace all eight limbs of yoga and work to practice the yamas and niyamas daily in thought, word, and deed. After practicing yoga for over 25 years with many fabulous national and local teachers, I got my yoga teaching certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago in 2015 so that I could begin to give back to the yoga community. I am an alignment-based, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher who incorporates learnings from all my teachers into my classes. I especially like to focus on breathing exercises as the breath has such a power to help balance us. I hope my students can feel my love of yoga and are inspired to integrate yoga into their lives when they step off the mat. 
Additionally, I became a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist in 2019, which means you get Ayurvedic considerations in my yoga classes and can also benefit from 1:1 Ayurvedic consultations. To me, yoga and Ayurveda are ways of living, and they involve being aware of our choices every day, more off the mat than on it!  When not teaching yoga and offering Ayurveda consultations, I like to weave scarves, walk with my man and my dog, garden, and read. I am always learning!