... and my eyes get reeeeally small when I laugh!
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 distract my mind and stay agile while working a desk job managing software game development. Years later, I discovered deeper layers to the practice during pregnancy, when change was the only constant.
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 heart and body within my own grew larger each day.
My confidence to give birth grew larger too- staying active, working with new bodily sensations, admitting to deeply buried fears and concerns, and learning how to befriend my breath all became tools I could use as labor unfolded. Thought prenatal yoga I gained an appreciation, respect for and trust in the work my body was doing, and I listened to what I needed more than any other time of my life.
After birth and many weeks at home, I started attending postnatal yoga to help settle my nervous system, support the healing process happening in my body, meet other parents, and proactively seek self-care. Whether I was tearful or joyful, exhausted or wired, postnatal yoga was a practice I could count on to feel a little more balanced.
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
Children's yoga encourages growing yogis to try new physical challenges and access their imaginations as we use play, poses and breath to activate both hemispheres of the brain. Relaxation rounds out our practice, teaching tools for self-regulation and emotional resilience in the real world.
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 an improved flow of prana/chi.
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 more confidence and proper alignment in their practice.