Three words that describe me are soft, creative, 85% optimistic and 15% Chicken Little (The sky is falling, the sky is falling, what do I do? Answer: Yoga!)
My perfect meal is anything that doesn’t have canned peas or hominy or liver or anything that resembles these three things!
Coffee or tea? Both
Other than Asha, you might see me around Sacramento having dinner at Selland’s, agonizing over what to purchase at Three Women and an Armoire, or out in Rancho Cordova teaching yoga at my yoga studio: Body Investment Studio
I highly recommend not taking any recommendation that doesn’t feel authentic to you
I am thankful for it all
I hope for all those who feel hopeless
I love my husband, ‘Skinny McKinney’
I’m scared of a little bit of everything, anything and nothing at all!
Yoga has taught me and continues to teach me to soften; to soften my judgments of myself and others, to observe and accept what is, whether I like it or not, and in this process of accepting reality as it is, I am able (albeit sometimes not right away) to let go of the ‘should of, could of, would of and if onlys, and find space in compassion for my thoughts, my actions and perceptions, my body, other’s thoughts, reactions and perceptions, and the situation at hand
I am inspired by my mom, meditating, God, the universe, the way things always seem to work out regardless of x, y, & z
Three words to describe my teaching style are smooth, nourishing and accessible
One of my favorite yoga books is Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
Music you might hear in my class ranges from Michael Franti and Spearhead to The Royal Philharmonic to Donna De Lory to Florance & the Machine
My Yoga experience includes a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training program with Cori Martinez, E-RYT and owner of Asha Yoga, as well as an additional three month mentorship program under Cori’s guidance. I truly believe if you allow yourself, you can learn something new every day. You never stop being a student. I find joy in continually immersing myself in inquiry, journaling, books and discussions about yogic philosophy and the body, specialized workshops, and taking classes from a variety of other teachers in order grow as a student and in turn as a teacher of yoga