I have practiced and taught Bikram Yoga all over the world, from my home town in California to Kathmandu. When you come to my class, you can expect a traditional high-energy and meditative experience, usually with a couple bad yoga jokes thrown in (I think they’re funny). Students say my classes are “truly inspiring” and reflect who I am as a person everyday: “genuine, loving, insightful, kind, direct, and knowledgeable”.

I took my first Bikram yoga class in 2006 and completed the intensive nine week Bikram Yoga teacher training program in 2009 with Bikram Choudhury. In 2017, I returned to Bikram’s teacher training to refresh my knowledge, practicing yoga twice a day and following lectures, and posture clinics with Bikram and his team of senior staff all over again for another nine weeks! I have refined my teaching skills with the guidance of several senior teachers and am dedicated to this practice as a life-long journey, both as a student and as a teacher, continually seeking to deepen my understanding of how this yoga works to heal body, mind, and soul for everyone who tries it.

Whether it is your first class or your 1000th, I truly believe that you are “never too late, never too bad, never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again!”.

My favorite posture is the savasana after camel pose.

I attended my first Bikram Yoga class after running a half-marathon I’d wildly undertrained for, and concluded 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 my 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.