After taking my first yoga class I felt a shift. Not only were the physical benefits profound, there seemed to be an emotional and spiritual shift as well. In 2002 out of curiosity and a desire to learn more about yoga, I enrolled in and completed a 200-hour teacher training at Dancing Feet Yoga. I began teaching and continued to practice and study under the guidance of Don and Marsha Wenig and Kathleen Flanagan. I am grateful to my first teachers for their wisdom and generosity.

For the past 34-years I have also worked as a nurse. Teaching yoga was a natural extension of tending to the human spirit. My hope is to offer students a sacred place to explore the healing power of breath, move with mindfulness and connect with the deepest part of themselves.

When I am not practicing yoga, I enjoy hiking with my husband of 30 years and spending time with my two beautiful daughters. The four of us moved to Portland a year ago from the Midwest, and I couldn’t be happier to have stumbled in to the Bhaktishop. I am grateful to Lisa Mae and all the kind-hearted teachers who have shared their passion for yoga with us.