In 2002, I began with a few classes at the local 24 Hour Fitness, really enjoyed it and thought I would like a studio environment.  I took a few Hatha classes at a small studio in Irving, Texas and then found Bikram Yoga.  It literally changed my life.  It was like a gigantic reset for my body and mind.  As a competitive swimmer I craved the discipline that a Bikram practice offers. The heat was addicting and the teachers were amazing.  For five years, I did the same 26 poses (and two breathing exercises) 5-6 times a week and I loved it.

I really wanted to attend the Bikram Yoga teacher training, but you have to go away for quite a while and I wasn’t able to leave my job, nor did I have the finances or the support of my parents to do so.  So in 2006, when I got married and moved to Denver, Colorado with my husband, I finally had the opportunity and support to make a career change.  I continued my Bikram practice for the next two years while living here, but also was exposed to Vinyasa and Power yoga.  Another life changing moment.  I fell in love with the fluid movement, the variety of postures and another huge sell for me was the music.  My first Vinyasa teachers were Dawnelle Arthur, Jackie Casal and Scott Anderson.  All of them are extraordinary teachers who ignited my passion for yoga further.


I completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mindy Arbuckle at Green Mountain Yoga in Arvada, Colorado.  I began teaching immediately upon completion and then trained with Dawnelle Arthur to begin teaching Cycle/Yoga at her studio, Seasons Mind & Body Fitness, which is currently doing business as QiFlow.

Over the years I’ve been certified in Yin Yoga, TurboKick, willPower & Grace, Yoga-Sculpt, Bootcamp Yoga, Barre, Kettlebells, and have attended several yoga workshops to further my education.  I love being healthy and fit, and sharing that with the masses.

I hope you can attend one of my classes in person, try out one of my yogadownload.com classes OR try my signature 6 week online course Lift to Get Lean. It means the world to me, that you would take the time to get to know me. Thank you.