I remember the first time I took a class at Gaia Flow Yoga. It was the first time I had ever walked into a yoga studio and my friend brought me so I could give it a try. The room was hot, I did not know the poses, and I remember falling and wobbling throughout the class. And then I came back again and again, feeling as though my new practice was a “coming home” to my body and my soul. My practice has evolved since those first days at Gaia Flow, and yet, it is new every day. I love sharing this practice and the gift it has been in my life with students, family members, and coworkers. In my work as a nurse, I have been able to share tools of presence, breath, receptivity, gratitude, and awareness with my patients and coworkers. It is a huge gift to share this with them and to see how it transforms their lives.

Growing up in rural Missouri on a beautiful farm, I have always loved being outdoors, immersing myself in silence, and feeling the earth beneath my bare feet. The moments of silence early in the morning and late in the evening on a farm are little treasures I carry with me everywhere I go. Outside of yoga and my work as a nurse, I love to be outdoors or near the water (on my paddle board, lakes, pools, oceans), traveling, reading, and spending time with the people I love.

After moving to Dallas in 2017, I found Gaia Flow Yoga and my practice became a big part of my healing journey. I was so humbled and grateful to one friend in particular who encouraged me and helped me as a new yogi. Through the practice of yoga, I have begun the work of discovering who I am and how I am called to carry light and love into this world. I am especially grateful for the love-based practice that this community offers. This practice has allowed me to practice living abundantly in the present moment from a place of love and light. Namaste!