I attended my first Bikram Yoga class after running a half-marathon I’d wildly undertrained for, and concluding that I probably needed to “stretch more.” To accomplish this, I bought the least expensive yoga Groupon I could find; although my first class is now a hazy memory, I will always be grateful that my under-informed bargain shopping led me to a regular practice at Bikram Yoga Fort Collins. Those mirrors taught me how to suck in her stomach, make changes I never thought possible, and approach my body with more gratitude than judgment.
Years later, I attended the Fall 2016 Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, unsure if I’d ever teach in real life, or if I was just in it to do a bunch of yoga. Today, I love sharing the athletic and meditative nature of the Bikram series from the podium–my teaching and my practice are the only things I take seriously for fun. I have taught in Colorado, California, Arizona, and Mérida, Mexico. Beyond yoga I have a passion for cats, bicycles, houseplants, pineapple, pizza, pineapple on pizza, live music, and bright colors. In my spare time/real life I work for the National Park Service as a wildland firefighter.