class vibe: Grounding and cozy, patient and accepting
niche: Building body awareness. We are constantly using our bodies, but rarely considering them. Yoga gives the opportunity to notice our physical bodies and become more in tune with where we store emotions and feelings.
Why do you love to teach yoga? or what do you love about teaching yoga?
I love connecting with people on a soul level. Yoga breaks down barriers and is one of the purest forms of human connection, I think.
One thing you’ve learned on your mat at Ignite?
I’ve learned to be still and give my body more space. Yoga has pointed me to notice how my body stores emotions and experiences and, more importantly, what to do with those emotions off my mat.
What’s your greatest adventure?
My biggest adventure was teaching abroad in Albania! It was a chaotic year of never knowing what was happening and learning to extend grace nonetheless. I miss it every day and can’t wait to go back and visit the second family I have there!
Where else are you lighting it up these days? I’m currently in school to become a doula! The classes have opened my eyes to the health disparities in the birthing world and I’m passionate about supporting and being part of the change for birthing parents.
Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home surrounded by people that feed my soul. But if I had to choose a place…anywhere on Lake Michigan with my toes buried in the sand.
What’s one thing you know to be true?
My mom has been saying this to me since I was little, but on hard days, she would say, “Emotions are always bigger at night.” And I’ve learned sometimes the best way to handle hard days is to ride the emotion out, go to sleep, and wait for the sun to bring a bit of peace and clarity.