The first time I tried yoga, I knew I wanted to teach it. I describe my relationship with yoga as love at first asana (pose). I didn't understand the names of the moves or why I had to focus so much on breathing, but I knew my body liked it and that it made my heart smile.
“She believed she could and so she did” …. That is the best description of my journey to become a yoga instructor. I immediately dedicated myself to teacher training, learning from some of the best yoginis in the business at Rasika Yoga School in Cornelius, North Carolina.
After receiving my RYT-200 certification, I continued to study closely alongside The Bindu faculty as I began adventuring into my teaching career. My favorite type of yoga class to teach is all of them, because in any yoga class a student is practicing self-love, and encouraging that is my purpose.
My favorite question is “What is the meaning of The Bindu?” — because it’s a reminder of my home. “Bindu” has a lot of different meanings, but it’s usually thought of as the point from which creation begins and where it is ultimately unified. Rasika Yoga School gave me my yoga seeds, and The Bindu is where I planted them. I’m literally The Bindu Baby.
I have volunteered as a teacher’s assistant for several classes at The Bindu for over a year, which gave me the opportunity to study various styles of classes while having a closely mentored relationship with several highly experienced teachers.
I joined The Bindu faculty in fall of 2018. While teaching a series on the 7 chakras I noticed a strong correlation between the chakras and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (read more about the chakras and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs) and I became fascinated with idea of bridging cognitive psychology with yogic philosophy.
I am currently completing my Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and will continue my education receiving a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health with a Concentration in Counseling. I am bridging yogic philosophy with cognitive psychology with the intent on helping to heal trauma through counseling and yoga therapeutics.
I spend most of my time focusing on school and continuing my studies in yoga, Ayurveda, and mindfulness meditation. I own my own digital marketing and virtual assistant business, which allows me to work from anywhere at any time, leaving myself open to life’s infinite number of possibilities.
Be in the present moment