I'm a registered prenatal and children's yoga teacher, and childbirth educator, living in Austin, TX. I began taking yoga classes after college, as a way to quiet my thoughts and stay agile while managing software game development. Years later, during pregnancy, I realized there were deeper layers to the practice and it helped me accept all the changes coming my way.
Prenatal yoga became my new version of happy hour- a place that honored strength and softness, confusion and certainty, excitement and trepidation, and invited me to welcome all of it. I began to let go a little of who I thought I was, making space for who I would become, while the tiny body within my own grew larger each day.
My confidence to give birth grew larger too- staying active, listening to new bodily sensations, admitting to deeply buried fears and concerns, and learning how to befriend my breath all became tools I could use as pregnancy and labor unfolded. It was during prenatal yoga that I gained appreciation, respect and trust in the work my body was doing, and I could recognize what I needed more than ever before.
After birth and many weeks at home, I started attending postnatal yoga to help settle my nervous system, support the significant healing process happening within my body, meet other parents, and learn new methods of self-care. Whether I entered tearful or joyful, exhausted or wired, postnatal yoga helped me feel more balanced, present and available to my family.
It has been the ultimate gift to nurture and observe my three spirited children grow over the past many years. My passions for pregnancy, birth and early parenting remain and motivate me to share the science, art and playfulness of yoga with those in this dynamic phase of life.
- 500-hr registered yoga teacher (RYT500®)
- Registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT®)
- Registered children's yoga teacher (RCYT®)
- Certified Childbirth Educator through Doula Trainings, International
Yin is a a slower, quieter practice that focuses on creating flexibility in the joints and connective tissue, encouraging more ease within the body and improved energy flow.
A synergy of breath, stretching and relaxation. This class is perfect for beginners and/or those who prefer a gentler meditative class. Students will find their bodies strengthening and lengthening with greater ease through repeated practice.