Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Birthday: February 9
Education: 200-hr YTT with Nature's Whisper School of Yoga.
Prenatal YTT with NWSY
Prenatal YTT with Blooma Yoga
B. A. Psychology, minor in Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Favorite yoga pose: Trikonasana, Supta Badakonasana
Least favorite yoga pose: Warrior III
Teaching style: I like to bust a move but give lots of options and invitations to take it easy. I give pretty detailed alignment cues and constant reminders to come back to your breath and clear your mind. I try to encourage people to bring a little levity to life (my work in my own life). I make the same jokes over and over again (I get an audible laugh like 20% of the time).
Yoga tunes: Alt-J is on almost all of my playlists, Sylvan Esso. I'm also not above mixing in a little top 40 here and there.
Fave fruit: grapes (not just the fermented version)
Celeb crush: Mike Pesca
Interests outside of yoga: Eating and drinking good things, magic, reading about Consciousness, pressuring everyone I know to listen to my fave podcasts, sending memes to my siblings.
Neighborhood: North Park
Fave place in San Diego: The cliffs in Del Mar where the train tracks are. I see dolphins there about once a year and it always means something good is about to happen.
Special Talent: Always, always, always accidentally bringing up wanting 5 kids on the first date.
Favorite book: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingolver. Allllll the Harry Potter.
Best thing yoga has taught you: How to be friends with my body!!!!! Worth every penny I ever spent.
Mentors: My own intuition (even though that chick is hard to get ahold of sometimes)
Quotes: "It's dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you're feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them." -Aldous Huxley