Certified & Registered Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner
I came to the mat 17 years ago in search of a sweeter physical expression, craving a spiritual ground and a need to make peace with my body.
After receiving my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Silver Lotus Yoga Institute in the fall of '01 with Susan Hamadock in Rehoboth Beach, DE, I opened Inner Bliss Yoga Studio on January 2, '02 in the original Lakewood location. We moved to Beachcliff in Rocky River 18 months later and then into the current Lake Road location a year after that. In August of 2012 we opened our second location in Westlake. This past December, 2016 we opened our 3rd location at 1224 Huron Road, Downtown CLE! The past 15 years of IBY have been magical as we have watched our own community soar and the practice of yoga in general transform millions of lives!
The intention of Inner Bliss has always been to encourage a vibrant yoga community in Cleveland with a safe, nurturing environment for the the practice of vinyasa yoga.
I am thankful to all of my teachers, past and present, but the greatest teachers are my students who fill me with inspiration and gratitude even during my most difficult moments.
Why yoga? I fell in love with the practice and have never stopped believing in the power of deliberate breath and movement. Yoga makes me better.
What makes you come alive? My people laughing! A hot, sweaty vinyasa yoga practice! Wet kisses from my four-legged love, Happy! The creative process! Words that are charged with meaning!
3 words to describe your teaching style: Spirited. Open-Hearted. Meaningful. Edgy.
Life before yoga: Fuzzy
Life After yoga: Intuitive
Secret pleasure: Delicious coffee with lots of cream, Ebay & water therapy
What is in your backpack: Laptop, lip gloss, quarters, a crystal, double bubble gum, an apple, sunglasses, Lakshimi oil, an old fortune from a cookie that says "a great pleasure in life is doing things others say you can't"
What impact do you want to leave on the world: Live Generously, Defeat Doubt, Love over Fear.
If you had 4 legs & you were furry, what would you be? My dog Happy. He is me. We are like the same being only he has fur and 4 legs. And he is a boy.