Owner/Yoga and Barre Fusion Instructor
I would describe myself as dedicated, motivated and compassionate.
My best friends would describe me as humorous, active and supportive.
My students would describe me as inspiring, knowledgeable and fun!
I hold a BA in Psychology and studio arts. I knew in elementary school I would be a social worker so… social services is where I spent 17 years happily working with adolescents and families reuniting and fostering an environment for personal, healthy growth. In 2004 I completed rigorous coursework in anatomy and physiology, breathing techniques, meditation, alignment, history and ethics of yoga. Since becoming certified in 2004 I have attended and taught dozens of workshops in related topics. In 2018 I brought free outdoor yoga to Willimantic in support of the local food pantry and later that year established YOGA on NORTH! Yoga should be affordable, accessible and approachable and at YON it is.
I LOVE TO MOVE. Movement IS medicine. When I’m not teaching I’m biking, skiing or taking yoga classes of my own.
I LOVE PEOPLE. One of my greatest joys is watching people transform, reach goals, build community, sweat it out and want more! I am beyond grateful that I can be part of that.
My mission is to inspire and motivate students to take an active role in their physical and mental well-being through the practice of yoga, meditation, movement and the healing art of reiki.
I will create and hold a space for you to flourish and shine and be the best version of you.
It was love at first sun salutation for me about ten years ago. I was instantly fascinated by the spiritual, emotional and physical facets of yoga. To gain a deeper understanding of the special gifts of yoga, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi Studio in Manchester, CT in 2014. I feel honored to share the gifts of yoga with my students.
Since our children have taken flight out of the nest, my husband and I travel around the world, experiencing yoga wherever we go. I bring an eclectic combination of poses, breath work and humor to my yoga practice that hopefully connects you to yourself and others through Love.
I was completely blown away and transformed after attending my first Buti™ Yoga class. I knew this was something I was meant to share, so naturally I completed my Buti™ and Hot Buti™ certification.
I hold a BS in Medical Technology from Florida Atlantic University. Being a science major, I must know the hows and the whys, soooo, to deepen my practice, I decided to pursue my 200-hour yoga teacher training through Buti™.
When I am not teaching Buti™, I enjoy spending time with my family, trail running and metal detecting.
“Buti” means a cure to something that has been kept hidden. It’s time to release it! My greatest joy comes when I see a new student’s face after class and know they have been changed just as I was on that day so long ago. I love people and want to help them find their inner fire.
Meet me on the mat and find the fire you never knew you had.
Yoga/Pilates fusion Instructor
What a journey I have been on! Originally from California, my husband’s Naval career had us move from coast to coast 3 times in 10 years! Now 3000 miles from our families in California, with our three daughters we have put down real roots for the first time. Being so far from family has made being part of this community so important to me.
I have always been very athletic between softball, soccer, volleyball, snowboarding, and of course, yoga. After having my children, my primary focus was on them and my self-care outlets began to slip. Once my youngest started preschool, that all changed. I jumped back into yoga, as well as taking every fitness class imaginable. The next logical step was to get AFAA certified as a Group Fitness Instructor to allow me to motivate others to reach their fitness goals and have a great time doing it!
My classes are creative and energetic and my passion for yoga and fitness will have you sweating, smiling and coming back for more!