I began dancing at the age of 3 and played all types of sports growing up. At the age of 16, I took Vocational Medical Science and begin studying college level anatomy and physiology. I took my first yoga class at age 19 and studied with Ki McGraw and Bob Smith at the Hatha Yoga Center in Seattle Washington.
After having 2 children and co-owning a busy Portland studio my stress drew me toward neurobiology. Robert Sapolsky's National Geographic documentary, Stress, changed my life. For years I spent my nights up memorizing Sapolsky's lecture information on neuroendocrinology from Stanford University. I studied Interpersonal Neurobiology at Portland State University and also studied the neuroscience of yoga and trauma at Kripalu with Harvard Psychologist, Dr. Jim Hopper.
I have been teaching 17 years & I have spent the last 5 years focusing on mental health, gut/digestive, sleep and their connection to yoga and meditation.
I offer regular classes in Portland Oregon as well as workshops, TT sections and international retreats about Sleep, Neurobiology, Anxiety and Depression, PTSD, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, the Chakras and more.
Please email me for privates and/or national/international requests.