Trained in 2012, I am a 200 hour certified yoga teacher living in Pittsburgh, PA.
My teaching is molded to mimic my practice. I focus on upbeat flows, long sequences that challenge patience and breath, and heart opening variations that inspire us to live freely and unapologetically, softening in all the places we tend to tighten — our joints, jaws, shoulders and most importantly, our hearts.
I often share the importance of facing vulnerability and honesty, both with others and with ourselves. Because when we can break down the walls we put up, stop telling ourselves stories to protect our truest feelings, and become truth seekers within and with those we care about, amazing things can happen.
When I turned 25, I was forced to be gentler on myself and my body when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune condition that has, despite its challenges, changed my practice and my lifestyle for the better. I've customized my practice to fit my body's strengths and weaknesses and I am constantly inspired by how many of us overcome our struggles, both physical and emotional, on our mats.
solstice in times square
Represent Aerie and shared the #AerieREAL message at the Solstice in Times Square on the longest day of the year in both 2016 and 2017. Twelve thousand yogis from all around the world came to their mats and it is always an honor to lead this empowering flow.
AERIE CHILL. PLAY. MOVE. POP-UP
Traveled to Boston and Chicago for Aerie's Chill Play Move Pop-Up Shop and shared my #aerieREAL story with 150 Aerie yogis in each city, encouraging body positivity, self love, and personal empowerment.
CANDLELIT CARDIO POWER HOUR
This workshop that focuses on fast flows set to upbeat music and candlelight. Mixing breath & beat, the students cycle through a long sequence together before flowing through it on their own.
GLOW WITH THE FLOW
Transform studios into glow in the dark yoga parties. Mantras painted on the walls, black lights, glow sticks, and balloons turn this vinyasa flow into a less serious expression of yoga. Glow with the Flow gives yogis the opportunity to lose their inhibitions, find the fun in their practice, and sing along to Justin Beiber in their neon yoga pants.
Cultivate community for regular students and creating a welcoming space for new students in accessible heated vinyasa classes. Classes are taught in-the-moment, tailored to the students that day. Class sizes range from 20 to 65 students, depending on the studio.
LULULEMON'S JAM ON WALNUT
Led a hot and sweaty yoga class on Walnut Street in Shadyside, a collaboration between Lululemon and Amazing Yoga. Students rolled out their mats in an atypical place to show the community we live our yoga loud and proud.
INTRO TO + NEXT-LEVEL INVERSIONS
Break down the core inversions in a two part workshop series: Intro to Inversions and Next-Level Inversions. Students learn to go upside and tackle their fears while we focus on headstands, forearm balance and handstand, while overcoming the fear of not only going upside down but also forcing ourselves out of our comfort zones.
RETREATs + Teacher Trainings
Assist and co-facilitate teaching trainings and yoga retreats in magical Tulum, Mexico and adventurous Costa Rica. Think sun, sand and a whole lot of yoga.
AERIE CORPORATE OFF-SITE
Taught a class for the Aerie HQ team to kick off the 2016 Aerie corporate offsite at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. It was an honor to give back to women who love what they do and spread body positivity to women each day.