My classes help people ground into their bodies so they can live with more strength and clarity….  Because it is truly a revolutionary act to slow down in our current world.

My hope is that I encourage people to be their own best teacher and healer. In my Hatha classes, you will progress through methodically sequenced, heat-building postures. You’ll  access your own power through breathwork, core work (hello Forrest Yoga abdominals!), sun salutations, and longer-held asana.  In yin yoga, you will be guided through softer pranayama, supportive postures, and pauses to allow space for self-discovery and reflection.  

I began practicing yoga in 2006 and the further down the path I have traveled, the more I realize that this journey is infinite.  I am continuously confronted with insights, inspiration, and darkness in both teaching and practicing, which is probably what has kept me on this road for so long! Yoga allows me to be both brave and honest with myself, and I consider myself a forever student of this practice.  

I completed my 200-hour training with the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2012 and my 80-hour Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training in 2018.  Most recently, I completed a 60-hour Bedside Yoga training with Molly Lannon Kenney.  The training was not only a balm for dealing with the pain of losing my own mom, but also an opportunity to apply the teachings of yoga off the mat to support those facing end-of-life, death, and grief.  Other influential teachers include Ana Forrest, Liz Doyle, and Sarah Manwaring-Jones. 

Beyond yoga, I am a mom to two amazing twin girls who constantly challenge me and are truly the most powerful of my teachers.  I am also a dog-mom to a playful toy poodle mix named Summer and a chicken-mom to a whole coop-full of hens!  I am passionate about food & cooking, love music (listening and playing.  In a former life I was a classically trained violist), spending time outdoors with my family, and traveling.  

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What’s your favorite yoga pose at the moment?
It’s a tie between figure-four back release pose (also called thread- the-needle) and Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance). The lower back and hip release in figure-four cannot be beat! In Pincha Mayurasana, I love playing with balance and different leg variations, and going upside-down can be exhilarating!

Describe a moment during a yoga practice that rocked your world.

About 5 years ago, I was in a workshop with Ryan Leier in Vancouver, BC. We were going through a challenging backbend sequence at the end of class and everyone was popping up into wheel after wheel. I couldn’t do wheel, so I was popping up into bridge after bridge. After about 10 of those, I looked up and saw Ryan standing over me and he told me to grab his ankles. He said, “Girl, you’re strong!” and helped me press up into a powerful (and strong!) wheel pose.


What’s your favorite place?
My family’s off-the-grid cabin in Quilcene, WA. I love to do yoga on the deck, make music by the campfire, and get away from the busy-ness of the world.


What is your favorite color?
Green. It reminds me of the beautiful landscape we are surrounded by in the Pacific Northwest.


Whom do you admire?
I admire great teachers (there are too many to name), those who listen, and those who are brave.

What traits in others are you attracted to?
I am attracted to honesty, quirkiness, humor, and humility.

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?

My parents hosted a pretty kickass wedding for my (now) husband and I on Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!


Favorite book:
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach.


Besides yoga, loves….
My beautiful daughters (Olive & Fiona), my family, music (making it and listening to it), cooking, traveling, teaching, collaging, eating a good meal with friends, trying new things.


Favorite thing about Twist Yoga?
Its authenticity—the teachers are themselves, the yoga is grounded, the people are real.


Anything else you’d like to add?
I’m thrilled to be a part of the community at Twist!