This is pretty much your typical love story-my love for this practice, unexpectedly, started in 2010. At 14 years old, I stepped into the doors of Amazing Yoga just searching for a way to deal with the pain in my body, just learning I had herniated multiple discs in my lower back. What started as a way to manage pain, turned into an admiration for this practice and Amazing Yoga. Because of yoga, I finally accept myself for who I am today-just a girl with frizzy hair who is trying her best. Looking back at it now, it really was love at first sight.
In September 2016, I was ready for something new, so I signed up for teacher training. In September 2016, I completed Level 1 in Wexford, Pennsylvania. I had the intention of attending to spice up my practice, but I left with something I could have never predicted-a heavy desire to share my love for yoga with others. A month later, I was given the opportunity to teach at Amazing Yoga and for that, I am forever grateful. In that short amount of time, I figured out I wanted to dig deeper into my teaching. In February 2017, I completed Level 2 in Tulum, Mexico. I look forward to finding ways to continue to learn about this practice for myself as a student, but more importantly, as a teacher for my students.
In addition to teaching, I am the Assistant Manager at our Shadyside Studio. I am constantly searching for ways to give back to the place that has given me everything and to give back to the two people that have made all of this possible, Sean and Karen. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of Amazing Yoga-I will never take it for granted.
When I am not at the studios, I am in class at Duquesne University pursuing a degree in accounting or I am at taco night with my partner in crime, Ryan. The truth is, I have everything I could ever need and more-a healthy body to carry me through my life, breath to slow down my crazy mind, people who support me, gel to tame my frizzy hair and most importantly Amazing Yoga, a place I call home.