My Story

I am an endurance athlete with a passion for helping athletes of all kinds accomplish their mental and physical goals. My journey began in 2002 when I discovered Ashtanga Yoga. I believe that the breathing, mantras and visualization techniques that are so critical for yoga extend far beyond the mat to help us find a state of flow. I fell in love with running just a few months after the birth of my first daughter in 2008, and since then I’ve completed countless road and trail races. I credit my yoga practice for keeping me focused and injury free. My career shifted to developing yoga and other athletic programming in 2014.

I believe that life isn’t black and white, so neither is my approach to coaching. Trust your abilities, believe in your training, finish with heart and just be damn proud.

I am human.  I am flawed, but I am beautiful.  We get to do this and we can do hard things.  Come along for the ride with me.

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My Experience

I am an adult athlete with many years of experience running marathons and participating in triathlons.  During that time, I’ve worked with diverse groups to deliver yoga programming to supplement their goals.  I layer that yoga foundation with run/triathlete coaching to offer a more holistic approach to sport.  I am a sport psychology master’s candidate with a plan to become a Certified Mental Skills Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Certifications

  • Registered Yoga Teacher | Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga for Athletes Certification | Sage Rountree
  • Ashtanga Yoga Certification | Emmaus Yoga
  • Level I Run Coach | Road Runner’s Club of America
  • Sport Psychology Certification | California Southern University
  • Ironman University Coaching Certification | Ironman

Teaching & Program Development

  • Yoga for endurance athletes
  • Yoga & mindfulness for amputees & brain trauma patients
  • Aqua fitness for arthritis & fibromyalgia patients
  • Yoga for professional ice hockey teams
  • Run/Triathlon coaching