What’s your yoga story?
When I turned 18, I dropped out of college at UW-Madison to travel the world. In preparation, I moved to Sheboygan, WI to live my Daddio where I took a job at the Bemis factory making toilet seat covers and plastic additions for hospital beds. It was the best + worst time of my life… I was dealing with a lot of mental instability, depression and fear that I couldn’t shake. My Dad’s wife convinced me to join her weekly Hatha yoga class where mostly aging adults would convene for an hour of play. At first I only went because we cruised to the coffee shop thereafter where they served the most amazing cheddar scones, BUT after a few weeks, it was more than the buttery biscuit I was drawn to. The chronic emotional unease was abating and I was starting to access parts of myself that had laid dormant for years. Soon thereafter my travels took me to India where I was immersed in yogic culture in Mahabalipurum southeast of Chennai. And I’ve never looked back.
What’s your favorite way to slow down?
Eating a huge grilled cheese. You can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but…
Describe your most peaceful day.
Listening to waves crash on powder sugar sand.
Why do you love teaching Supportive Yoga formats?
Pure and simple… because anyone can physically do it, but not everyone can mentally/ energetically/ spiritually do it.
What is mindfulness?
Intention. And the discipline to nurture an intention so that it begins to manifest.