My step-daughter Libby introduced me to Bikram Yoga New Year’s Eve 2015. I enjoyed the challenge and loved how great I felt after class. I’ve been teaching health and wellness for almost 20 years, and wanted to expand on being able to help people on their personal journeys. So I received a Diploma in Diet & Nutrition Advising. Then when I was introduced to Hot Pilates, I knew I found my fitness calling. I was IHP trained in March of 2017. I truly enjoy guiding people on their health and wellness journeys one hour at a time.
I started practicing Bikram yoga on Oahu in 2001. After years of sports injuries and denying surgery I chose an alternative approach to well-being. Instantly feeling the therapeutic benefits of the practice through my own actualization of the breath, body and mind connection, I decided to share this method with the world. Since teacher training in 2006 I have continued to follow my passion traveling and teaching. With gratitude and Aloha I’m grateful to guide you on your personal journey of health and happiness.
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.