Many years ago, I turned to yoga for relief from horrible back pain. Over the years the benefits of practicing have enriched my life way beyond physical healing. As a busy mother of three boys, I take any chance I can get to be in the yoga room. Being in the hot room, it feels like a safe space to ground myself and come out a better version of myself. It is my deep belief that we as humans need to carve out time to care for ourselves so that we can better care for those we love. Teaching yoga is something I feel so blessed to be able to do!
Beginning my yoga journey in 2003, I was hooked from the first classed; the intensity, the connection, the sweat. I loved the challenge and the states of bliss. I became a teacher in the fall of 2006, and have continued to be in awe of the amazing magic and the many layers of yoga on and off the mat! I feel so blessed and grateful to be able to lead and share with people on this life's path!
I started practicing Bikram Yoga in Tucson, AZ in 2007 after a friend’s recommendation. After walking out of my first class I knew this yoga was for me. I enjoy the challenge and how I feel after class. I went to teacher training in 2012 and have been teaching and learning ever since. What a great journey this has been for me.
I’ve practiced Bikram Yoga since 2013 and have been teaching since 2016. I always try to bring lightness and humor to my life. Humor is often the best medicine, so I bring some of this lightness into my classes. To be able teach and learn from my students has been rewarding and fulfilling. When I'm not in the hot room, you can find me busy with my hair business as an independent hairstylist.
As a pediatric speech therapist, I decided to enroll in my first Bikram yoga class in 2007 to reduce stress and anxiety. After a few classes, I began to notice the increased mental focus, improved physical strength, and spiritual growth. This motivated me to complete her 200-hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training, with a goal to deepen my knowledge and truly embody the lifestyle. Having practiced yoga for almost ten years, the practice has help me to be more enthusiastic, positive and zestful person. I’m excited to this healing practice and passion for Bikram Yoga.
I attended my first Bikram yoga class to stretch out and give therapy to my sore muscles and back pain. I immediately became hooked. I had never experienced a total body workout that gave me so much energy and such a complete sense of well-being. I became convinced this style of yoga was the key to superior health and wellness. An unanticipated but important bonus was how much this yoga was helping my sleep, moods, blood pressure, stress level, cholesterol levels, and countless other things I couldn’t see or feel. Through all my trials and tribulations, yoga has always been a source of solace for me. My goal is to bring the healing of yoga to anyone who wants to be part of our community. I hope you find Purely Hot Yoga to be a friendly and supportive place. I hope you discover the healing, sense of peace and well-being that so many others have found through this practice.