What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can finally see my inner horizon clearly.

My yoga journey called me to the moment in seeing, realizing, and feeling my struggle with addiction.  And now, my sobriety leads me to be more present in my life.  Yoga allows me to be honest about the wounds I was inflicting and continue the healing process.  Yoga’s light is a safe space to shine in awareness of my inner struggles.  The practice gently guides me through tough challenges and gives me tools for positive change.  Each day’s yoga practice inspires me to help others with the new energy found through my recovery.  

The practice has saved my life. Yoga calls me to be more present, more accepting of my body and mind, and more engaged in the pursuit of wellness for all beings. Opening my heart and story to others brings hope. I am dedicated to sharing yoga's healing.

While commencing from this recovery in 2008, my practice deepened into the community.  I began sharing my healing process and yoga practice with friends and family from my rural home and that same year my journey as a yoga instructor was set in motion.  Now a certified instructor, I am the owner/operator of a traveling community yoga studio called Root River Yoga.  You can also find me teaching workshops, kids yoga, retreats and private yoga sessions.  I draw from a vast array of training and experiences to help others transform their lives. 

Yoga lets us pay attention to each moment from the smallest details of life, such as breathing and eating, to larger goals, such as your career, your personal relationships, and your health.  Living mindfully is living your life in each moment with intention, meaning, value, authenticity, gratitude, and positive action.  That is what I am able to do in my yoga journey and this is my offering to you.

CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher)

E-RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

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