I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Before (and during!) that time, I was a runner and was starting to feeling the aches and pains that go along with years of stress on my body – sore knees, tight hamstrings, and creaky joints. I wandered into my first yoga class with no idea what to expect and pretty scared! I left that studio that night knowing I’d be back. Over the next few years, I was back and forth to yoga, as it sometimes goes. It wasn’t until my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s (and later, Alzheimer’s) that I found what I needed in yoga and returned to practice more regularly. My mat was the one place I could actually relax. I wasn’t consumed with worry, sadness, and fear. For an entire class, I found the space to breathe – long, healing breaths. After my father’s death, it seemed like a perfect time to become certified to teach yoga to offer that space to others. I am a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and am also certified as a Reiki Master. Private yoga and/or reiki sessions are always available by appointment.
I took my first yoga class in 2005, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that it grew into a more important part of my life. I didn’t know exactly what it was that drew me to the practice, but I craved it and somehow I always felt more like myself when I was on my mat. Yoga quickly shifted from a small part of my workout routine to a daily practice I needed to stay grounded, calm, and present. I completed my 200hr Teacher Training at Medfield Yoga and I am excited to share with others what I have learned and enjoy so much. I am very focused on the physical benefits yoga provides, but it is the mindfulness, the breathing, and the quiet that bring me back to my mat every day. Currently I live in Medfield and when I’m not at the studio I enjoy spending time outside and around town with my husband and three young children.
I first fell in love with the physical aspect of yoga ~ I’ve been doing handstands in my kitchen for as long as I can remember! Growing up, I loved playing sports and pushed myself to excel in any athletic challenge. In my 20’s, I ran many races and accomplished my goal of finishing a triathlon. As I began to have my children, I practiced yoga for different reasons and was drawn further in by the mindfulness, spirituality and the quiet. In 2010, I left the corporate world to pursue a life and career focused around health and wellness. I became a Certified Health Coach and launched my own business coaching clients and running nutrition & wellness programs. Through it all, I was drawn more and more to yoga and the calm, balanced mind and body it gave to me. While pregnant with my 3rd baby, I completed my 200hour certification, studying under Susie Masters and Ashley RoseMello. For me, yoga is a way to come back from the dizzying pace of the world and connect to myself again. I enjoy teaching a physical, yet mindful and playful class. I hope to inspire students to connect, listen and build confidence in themselves so they can live life to the fullest potential.
I became dedicated to my yoga practice shortly after completing the Boston Marathon in 2014, crossing the finish line with a sense of accomplishment as well as a body that felt depleted and in need of some TLC from the months of hard training. As I spent more time on my mat, I fell in love with the space yoga created for me to focus on building strength and flexibility, establishing both challenge and ease in poses, and cultivating a more focused and still mind. The feeling of peace and renewed energy stayed with me long after I left my mat, and I was hooked! In 2017 I knew it was time to dive further into the practice and bring its benefits to others, and I completed my 200-hour RYT and Reiki I training right here at Medfield Yoga Studio. I am thrilled to bring the many benefits of yoga to both new and seasoned students with an energizing Vinyasa flow that focuses on developing individual inner calm and strength.
I began practicing yoga in college over 20 years ago. Since that time, yoga is a thread that has connected so many of my life experiences. I practiced in every placed I lived since then, while I was pregnant, and then after becoming a new mom. Since becoming a mom to my son almost 7 years ago, the practice of yoga has been a constant for me. The union of movement and calmness of mind is a perfect recipe for me to feel my best. I completed my 200 hour YTR training at Medfield Yoga Studio in 2020 and dove head first into teaching and furthering my learning through Yoga Alliance workshops. My mission is to make yoga accessible to most by providing personalized modifications, cultivating a gentle space for self-love, and instructing for a well-aligned foundation to poses. When I am not practicing yoga, I work as an educational consultant helping families navigate the evaluation and special education process. I enjoy hiking, cooking, and reading.
I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years, beginning when my children were young to add a fun, new element to my regular running routine. I enjoyed the practice, but it was hard to find my way to the mat often enough with two young kids. A few years later, when I reached a turning point in my life, I found Medfield Yoga, and it all just clicked. While I love the physical practice of yoga, the inner peace and clarity I found in each class kept me coming back. I added teacher training to my bucket list, and when the opportunity arose, I jumped! I trained in the practice of Vinyasa and now, as a 200-hour RYT, I have the honor of giving back to students what yoga gave me; the space to heal, evolve, and integrate mind and body. I am a Certified Health Coach, HeartMath® Certified
Mentor for stress and anxiety management, and I hold certifications in Mindfulness and Yin yoga. I love to weave these aspects of my training into my classes to give students a gentle flow that facilitates a sense of renewal and inner peace.