I grew up in northern New Jersey, and moved west when I turned 25. My first stop was Las Vegas, I resided there for 5 years, and this is where I first discovered my yoga practice in 2009. It makes so much sense, being that I worked in the toxic environment of the casino industry. My first organized yoga class experience was the Bikram method. Not too long after I went to Bikram’s teacher training in 2010. I decided to quit my full time job as a card dealer and further pursue my yoga career, so I moved to the Northern California area, where being able to teach full time was an option.
A few years later I discovered my yin practice, and that took it to another level, I was able to balance my yang lifestyle and practice with a more restorative yin approach. I received my yin certificate in 2015. As I became more and more aware of this balanced lifestyle, this led me to Ayurveda. I am currently enrolled in the California College of Ayurveda. I feel so blessed to have access to all of this knowledge, and I look forward to being able to share, discuss, and teach this information along the way.
I also have created another hobby on the side, which is slowly turning into a small business. I love working with wire and stones/crystals. I turn them into jewelry. Serpent Coils was created just this past year, and I am excited to share that with the public as well. So if I’m not in the yoga room, you’ll probably find me hiking to a spot near a river where I am able to sit alongside and create my jewelry.
Where is your favorite place to spend time in Nevada County
(other than Warmth of course)?
The Yuba River.