About Me

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I first discovered yoga while completing my first Bachelor’s degree. I come from a gymnastics background and enjoyed the athletic similarity of yoga. This was the beginning of my journey.
After a couple of years of self discovery, I changed my career to nursing which is the best decision I have ever made. During my final year of nursing school, I reached the lowest point of my life. I had struggled with mild depression in the past but this was a new low I had never experienced before. While trying to manage the stress of completing my final year of nursing school, my anxiety problems, and with being clinically diagnosed with depression, I knew there was something missing in my life. Little did I know then the impact yoga would soon have in my life.
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In the beginning I was not able to dedicate myself to practicing consistently, but when I began my career as a Neonatal ICU nurse here in Los Angeles, I finally had the time and stability to do so. I have been very lucky to practice and form bonds with many fantastic instructors in Santa Monica, where I do most of my practice. The yoga community is like no other.
This year I finally felt that I was in a strong place with myself and my practice and decided to complete my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training. I needed a break from every day life so decided that getting far away from California would offer me the peace I needed to start this next journey. I completed my training with Bryce Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand. The experience has taught me many valuable lessons about how to improve my practice and teach others. I also met some amazing friends from around the world. Now that I am back in LA I feel renewed and ready to share my love of yoga with others. I am excited about this next part of my journey and am looking forward to motivating others the way my mentors have motivated me.
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Follow your heart toward exploring your passion! It is never too late!