I must admit my entrance into the world of yoga was thru a back door.
I was a “must workout hard” personal trainer who practiced yoga for the "exercise" of it all....until one day I realized that yoga was making me stronger in ways that had never before seemed possible. My studying included many styles and types of yoga, with different yogis across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. It was here, in my own backyard, that I attended my first heated power flow class. It changed my life. Literally! The class was intense, and required a different kind of focus than anything I had previously encountered. I came to recognize the effects of consciously finding stillness and intentionally facing the physical challenges of a yoga practice. The effects have included moving beyond the boundaries of what I thought was possible on my yoga mat and in my life.
I knew that after a 25 year career in the fitness industry it was time to commit myself totally to my practice and that of my family, friends and students. There were no power yoga studios in the South Hills at that time, and I knew there should be one. So in 2010 Yoga Innovations, LLC of Bethel Park was born. I continue to teach there as it grows under new ownership. This has allowed me to spread my wings to other endeavors which now includes One Whirl Studio.
My approach to teaching is from an anatomical gaze that includes self-care. To teach your body to move safely, peacefully and purposefully on and off the mat. Ahimsa ~ do no harm. My wish is to assist you in experiencing the same love, peace, strength and stillness in your lives that I am working toward in my own... one breath at a time. Namaste'