I first experienced yoga in my mid 20s after almost a decade of struggling with anxiety. I credit my parents. Not for the anxiety… 🤔… for finding yoga! (My Dad first recommeded I try meditation and later, my Mom co-founded the studio with me).
But nobody talked about anxiety back then. So I had to do a ton of secret research which led me to yoga, meditation, nutrition, energy work and breathwork. All of that led me to discover the simple thing that changed my life: The Science of Breathing.
Breathing smarter eliminated the anxiety completely. And 25 years later… I’m still completely anxiety free. (Ask me how to check your breathing, it’s a simple 60 second test).
You see now why I MUST share this practice with anyone and everyone who’s interested. I was destined for a life of fear and anxiety and this practice saved me. It gave me tools and tips that made me strong, resilient and brave.
So in 2010, The day after I completed my 200 hour Yoga Training, I found myself unexpectedly unemployed. Talk about diving into the practice of being okay with uncertainty! It must have worked because 9 days later, we opened Love Yoga.
We wanted to share how to ease pain and stress and how to find joy through yoga, breathing and meditation. Even in unexpectedly, uncertain and difficult times.
After opening the studio, I went on to create the LoveStrong Teacher Training and LoveStrong Adventures to inspire others to encourage themselves. To learn the tools and tips that would make them strong, resilient and brave.
These programs have evolved into an amazing yoga community that does even more to reduce stress, relieve tension, inspire laughter, create connections, share music and make friends.
We encourage a functional fitness approach to yoga with a nourishing and soulful practice that includes all things wellness, relaxation and connection.
I infuse my classes with as much humor, science, breathwork and meditation as I can because those are the things I love most. And If that’s not working I’ll simply let you simmer in silence. No problem. I’m not afraid of awkward silences… at all.
I’ll give you plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself, deeply relax and encourage you to improve your strength and flexibility naturally.
Thursday 5:30pm Gentle Yoga / Guided Meditation
Saturday 9am Vinyasa Flow
2006 Yoga Fit Training Weekend/Beth Shaw
2010 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification
2012 500 hour Yoga Certification @ Mark Stephens Yoga
2013 Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals w/ Leslie Kaminoff
2013 MBSR Certified (Mind Body Stress Reduction)
2014 Off the Mat, Into the World Certification w/Seane Corn
2014 Strala NYC Training w/Tara Stiles & Mike Taylor
2015 Yoga Teacher Refresher w/Jason Crandell
2017 Functional Joint Movement Certification w/ Jory Serota
2018 Spirit Speak Certification w/ Seane Corn
2019 100 hour Guided Meditation Certification w/ Guided Medit. Framewk.
2020 Transformations, The Science of change w/ Trevor Blake
2020 Inner Engineering Yoga Philosophy w/ Sadhguru
2020 Intuitive Energy Course w/ Marie Manuchehri
2021 Yoga Therapy Foundations, Yoga Therapy Institute
2021 Intuitive Energy Medicine Healing w/ Marie Manuchehri
2021 100 hour Adv. Meditation Cert w/Guided Meditation Framework
2021 Stress & the Relaxation Response w/ Dr. Herbert Benson
2022 Certified NLP & Hypnotherapist for Stress Management, IBCP
2022 Certified Buteyko Breathing Instructor/Oxygen Advantage Methods
Additional trainings & workshops with Seane Corn, Jason Crandell, Leslie Kaminoff, Jory Serota, David Williams, Paul Terrell of Yoga on Yamhill, Bryan Kest, Rudy Mettia, James Nestor, Patrick Mckeown.