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I've been a student of yoga, meditation, and holistic wellness (Ayurveda, homeopathy, essential oils) since 1999; teaching since 2006. I feel really lucky to have found work that I love, and the best partner to co-found Urban Yoga Chicago and HealedLovedFed with.
My mission is to help others connect to their inner compass, clarity, and strength. I believe that our ability to be an active ally to others relies on our ability to care and advocate for ourselves.
"I'm not here to be right. I'm here to get it right."
I began practicing yoga & meditation in 2007 and have been teaching since 2010. I consider this a life practice that has brought me tremendous healing and strength. I'm also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with clients living with anxiety and depression.
My personal mission: Take a deep breath and step forward.
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"
I've been practicing yoga since 2014, teaching kids yoga & meditation since 2016, and to adults since 2017. I'm Mom to my 2 beautiful children, and I sell DoTerra essential oils as a highly versatile, effective, economical & fun natural health solution. With everything I do, it's all about finding peace, contentment, connection, and purpose.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
I've been practicing Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for 4 years. I found that this practice complimented my spirituality and spiritual journey. I also found this community to be very encouraging and welcoming when I was extremely nervous about coming into a yoga space. I'm here because I want to share this transformative practice with others who look and may feel like me.
When I'm not teaching Buddhiful Bodies, I manage a private music lessons & musical theatre school. I'm also a pianist for musical theatre productions and church organist/pianist for 3 churches.
To me, yoga is listening to myself. Meditation is listening to God.
I'm grateful for my four "Fs": Faith, Family, Furbaby (my dog Bennie), and Friends. My purpose is to show up, be present, elevate others, and grow in the process.
“I am not in competition with ANYONE. Not even myself!”
I've been practicing hatha yoga for over 15 years, and kundalini for 5. Yoga and meditation calms the chaos and aligns the mind with the heart. My mission is to access my own inner peace and extend that outward to others.
Outside of yoga, 14 years ago, I am a co-founder and the Buyer for an online business called MightyNest, which sells natural and organic products. I'm also a parent to two kids, ages 12 & 15, and to a wild puppy!
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
I've been practicing yoga since 2014 and became a part of the Urban Yoga Chicago community in 2018.
I found yoga in college after what felt like hitting rock bottom after a challenging breakup. It opened me up to a path of healing and personal growth. A few years later, I walked out of my first kundalini yoga class, and I immediately knew I discovered something significant. Yoga and meditation are tools to unveil deeper, more true aspects of myself. This connection with Self is essential to building meaningful relationships and creating positive impact in the world. My mission is to help awaken to our connection with everything...and exist in ways that honor these relationships and support the wellbeing of all.
Outside of yoga, I use writing, web design, and marketing strategy to help small business connect more authentically with their ideal clients. It’s actually more of a “healing art” (like yoga) than it may sound.