The heart of our studio.
We have a dynamic and welcoming team of people that await you in-studio. Our community of teachers bring years of experience and expertise to share with the Mount Horeb community. They love to connect and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about your practice.
Growing up in a family of dancers and dance instructors, and beginning ballet myself at a very young age, I was introduced early on to the importance of self expression through movement. I always appreciated how dance made me feel mentally and physically. When I went to my very first yoga class, I had a vision in my mind of what it would all look like. I would be flowing through poses to peaceful music. Moving my body in ways that were familiar to me. What I actually experienced in the studio that day, was much more powerful than my body or mind had anticipated. I strongly believe that I left that studio a different person. It was a pivotal moment for me.Over the years, yoga has become not just a physical practice, but a way of life for me. I began to realize that yoga is truly a gift I want to share with others. Attaining my 200 hour yoga teacher training coarse further solidified this. One of the styles of yoga I am most excited to teach is children’s yoga. I believe children benefit from mindfulness and yoga just as much as adults do and I look forward to guiding their young minds on this beautiful journey. I am grateful to learn continuously and be a forever student of yoga. I look forward to being a part of this amazing community in such a way that we can learn and grow together. My desire is to create a space for students that feels inclusive and safe. I encourage you to come as you are and be ready to connect with your mind and body on a deeper level.
Love and light.
My passion for movement began at a young age. From my early childhood on into my high school years, I was an avid gymnast. Seeking a fitness routine that would continue to build strength but also maintain my flexibility I decided to try yoga. At that first class I took back in 2006, in a small studio in San Diego, I had no idea what I was doing and I mimicked my way through the 60 minutes. But during Savasana, with the sound of collective breathing reverberating in the room, something shifted. I was overtaken by the power of this shared experience and I left feeling lighter and more connected – to myself, and to others. I was hooked.
As my practice deepened over the years, it started to become clear that yoga was more than just a personal passion — it was my calling. I wanted to share the incredible feeling of empowerment and presence that I have experienced from yoga with as many people as possible. As such, through self-inquiry, physical practice, and a 200-hour yoga teacher training course, I gained the tools to bring this practice to my community with confidence. It is my honor to teach yoga and to learn and grow with my students as we create community and connection through this powerful practice. I am to incorporate a combination of athleticism, playfulness, and creativity in my classes while providing a continuous and congruent flow. My intention is that students leave class feeling empowered in such a way that it ripples into all areas of their lives.
Over the past 20 years, I have turned to yoga for the simple fact that it makes me feel better. Earlier in life when my focus was biking, running, and skiing, yoga helped me to be more flexible and recover, especially after pushing through pain and overtraining. When my kids were young yoga was a way for me to take time for myself to care for my body but also to find a place of calmness which helped me to be a better parent. After turning 50, I started searching for answers to bigger questions like why am I here? What is my purpose? Again, yoga was there to help guide me on a more spiritual meditative path. No matter where you are in your yogic path, I am excited to be your guide for Slow Flow Yoga at The Yoga Space where we can slow down to breathe, flow, and learn to navigate life together using yogic teachings.
Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)
I gradually became involved with yoga after taking my first class over fifteen years ago. When living in a large city, it became a needed release from all the tension of hustle and bustle. Yoga become my therapist. Spending time with me in my own body. Paying attention to what my body needs and realizing that I should give my one and only physical manifestation the ability to be open, centered, grounded, and full of light. The mind and body connection has always felt magical and enlightening and I enjoy sharing this experience with others, helping them to find paths of peace and fulfillment, simply by taking time to reflect on the beautiful powers we possess. I have always been interested in the roots of life and I bring this to my classes with a focus on the foundations and alignment of poses. My training is rooted in Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa traditions with a 200 hr training at Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn, NY. I believe everybody can and should practice yoga. Our poses will not all look the same, but we can all get the same fulfillment. I am a sixth generation rural Mount Horeb area resident. In my other lives I am a historian, picture framer, Community Kitchen Co-op co-founder, and air farmer (aka fermentation aficionado).
Fitness is a deep-rooted journey for me and one in which I am a lifelong learner.
Growing up, I was a fair athlete. I enjoyed the competition and being a part of a team. I won some, I lost some, but I always had fun and always stayed active.
Fast forward a “few” years into my teaching practice and I told my husband that there were
students in the class who knew more than me. He reminded me that, as a teacher, I don’t need to
be the best practitioner, but I should strive to be the best coach. (Then he threw in a basketball reference that went over my head.) I enjoy practicing but I get the most fulfillment out of seeing students achieve goals they never
thought possible. That might be developing a consistent practice or that might be getting into a
specific pose. Whatever your goals, I look forward to leading you to them.
I have practiced and been a Barre instructor, a cycling instructor, and a group fitness instructor
since 2009. Adding a yoga teacher certification was a goal of mine that I finally achieved in
March of 2022. I completed Foundations training and Power Flow training through Inner Fire
Yoga. With the help of good teachers, I was able to accomplish things I had only dreamed I
could accomplish. (Hello, arm balances and inversions!) I look forward to being a teacher who
can help you achieve your goals, too.
I have been an endurance athlete since college and I had tried yoga numerous times based on recommendations from other runners. It never stuck. It wasn’t until about 8 years ago when I was going through a turbulent time in my life that I came back to the mat to find some peace. I struggled, but it helped. I remember the relief it was to have an hour to just leave everything else behind and focus on not falling down! I’ve been hooked ever since. In the summer of 2019, I completed my 200-RYT through Kramas Yoga with Al and Jessica Noche. In my free time, I continue to run, bike and hike, but yoga has become my daily practice of love and growth. I love a challenging practice and hope to provide a safe space for students to learn, grow, and just have an hour to leave everything else behind. Take what you need from it. Hope to see you on the mat soon!
Ten years ago, I was introduced to yoga by an off-the-cuff recommendation by one of my physiology students. She suggested I try an Inner Fire hot yoga class at the most opportune time possible. Neck-deep in graduate studies, I was struggling to decide what I wanted out of life both personally and professionally (weighty thoughts at 25.) I was desperately in need of a rutter to navigate my life.
Yoga provided this and so much more. I adored the heat, postures, and most importantly the community at IF since my first class. By committing to a regular practice, I quickly noticed the positive changes in my life which I can only honestly attribute to yoga. First, my head cleared. I was able to decide what mattered most to me in multiple spheres of my life and how I would like to chart my course. I believe mind, body, and spirit are intrinsically interconnected and as my body both relaxed and strengthened, so did my mind and soul.
As the dust settled, an almost daily practice allowed me to become more introspective, deliberate, and compassionate in my moment to moment being. Now, I cannot imagine my life without yoga whether that practice is in a studio or in our living room. The simple and profound joys yoga has helped me to allow into my life inspire me to teach. I hope I can pay these gifts forward to the yogis in my classes.
I firmly believe every yogi is their own best teacher and it is my humble privilege to hold the relative title of teacher. However, I proudly admit I learn far more from my ‘students’ than they do from me. I hope through a reassuring, positive, and mirthful presence, yogis who practice with me are able to find their own bliss both on and off their mats.
I was trained by the talented team at Inner Fire through their 200-hour teaching training (Foundations and Power Flow modules in Fall 2015/Winter 2016 (Joan Bliefernicht) and Sculpt Flow training (Spring 2016, Julie Logue, 20 hours.) I have continued my education with satellite conferences (Mindful Strength Essentials with Kathryn Bruni-Young 14 hours June 2020, 14 hours,) (Ana Forrest Workshop with Moksha Yoga 25 hours, May 2019) . I will be attending Yin training this Fall and hope to begin my 500-hour training quite soon as well.