Community is something that we create, that we become a part of that includes like minded people. People with similar intentions, interests and goals are welcome. A safe place for them to explore whatever it is they are interested in and a place where creativity shines.
In class I hope you feel Strong, present and accepted.
My yoga journey began In high school when I had surgery to correct my scoliosis. The surgery left me with two titanium rods supporting my spine, a bunch of other hardware, 13 spinal fusions and reconstructed shoulders and hips. I was an active kid, so this was a huge shift for me. Over several months I got moving again and my surgeon told me that I had to keep my core strong to avoid long-term back pain. I started off doing yoga and pilates at home, and then eventually, I went to my first yoga basics class at Cleveland Yoga. What a game changer it was. I didn't think I'd be able to do anything. Initially, the heat played a huge role in my connection to the practice. With the heat, I discovered I hadn't lost all my flexibility and surprisingly could actually do the majority of movements. Now, my whole mind and thoughts about my body we changing, my whole train of thought shifted and I was hooked. I was beginning to become more patient and more accepting of myself. A few years later, while I was in college I signed up for Cleveland Yoga's first ever teacher training. I was the youngest in the group and so excited to take it. After we finished training I began teaching right away, and have ended up making this my career. I worked for Life Time Fitness for 6 years, with the yoga program under the national direction of Jonny Kest, got two take an additional 2 teacher trainings with him, then began leading his teacher training and leading regional trainings around Ohio. My love affair with yoga continues to grow, every time I learn something new, and as I now grow my own teacher training program, Omnipresent Yoga, since joining 3 Sisters. The yoga community we have at 3 Sisters is nothing like I have experienced. It's wonderful, everyone is kind, caring, accepting on the management end and student end. I couldn't ask for anything better, with an open road for my journey to continue.
I can't live without: Elmer!
My happy place is: On the beach with my loved ones!