RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

My practice is called The Wildflower Collective, because it takes strength and tenacity to be a wildflower, often defying the odds and blooming in difficult environments. My classes invite people to reconnect with their bodies, to lessen their self-judgment and to celebrate their own wild roots.

Life can be hard, but yoga shouldn’t be. In fact, most of the work comes from just getting to class. Choosing to sign up, getting in your car and letting go of your to-do lists momentarily, that’s the hard part. 


We aren’t all great at prioritizing ourselves, and arriving somewhere to spend sixty minutes with your body, mind, community, and heart is a giant leap in that direction.

My style of teaching is empowerment-focused, inviting you to do what feels best for your body, in that moment. Keyword here? “Feels”. It isn’t about how you look in the pose compared to others around you. It isn’t about following each suggestion diligently, so you know that you are “doing it right”, I mean we do that plenty outside of our yoga practices. It’s about connecting with your body, celebrating what gentle movement it participates in, soaking in as much peace and calm as you can, letting your instinct guide you instead of your inner analyst and, for a small period of your day, choosing embodiment over productivity and “tapping into your feels”, if you will. If you leave even a tiny bit more centered, supported, empowered, and alive, then I know that I’ve done my job well.


I’m certified in Hatha, Yin, and Restorative Yoga, but I honestly don’t like playing favorites. My teaching approach is a blend of each style, a true representation of my own embodiment practices. We might be moving through a gentle Hatha flow, and then settle into a Yin pose to passively stretch our bodies for a few moments. We might drop down into a deliciously restful Restorative pose for several minutes, supported by props and becoming incredibly relaxed as we absorb all of the movement that came before that. It might be different from other classes you’ve taken, or it might be exactly what you’ve always wanted and never found. Open-mindedness is key to trying something new, and this is your invitation to do so.


By the end of 2023, I will be a certified Somatic Arts Facilitator, and in 2025, I will finish my graduate studies to become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Don’t let all of that serious stuff convince you that I’m going to be a tedious teacher, an uncool coach, a grim grump of a guide. If this life has taught me anything, it’s the healing power of movement and play, the importance of a good (if sometimes sarcastic) sense of humor, and the appreciation that each moment is a new chance to start over.