I’m a Central Coast Native (a SLOcal, to be exact) who, after living all over So. Cal., has FINALLY returned to my roots in San Luis Obispo.
After graduating high school I worked as a model and reality TV personality in Los Angeles and San Francisco. While I’m grateful for the experiences I had in that industry for many reasons, they came with a lot of hardship both mentally and physically. From these struggles came a need to find my own way of healthy eating and living, and I’ve finally come to a place where I have a deep respect for my body, the things that I put into it, and the environment around me. I largely credit my yoga practice for helping me to find a healthy mindset again.
I was originally introduced to yoga after sustaining an injury while running and it quickly become part of my weekly exercise routine. After practicing regularly for many years I felt compelled to take my practice even further, which led me to complete my 200-hour teacher training in 2015. Today, I am constantly seeking out new classes, workshops, and additional training opportunities as my hope is to always be deepening my practice and finding new things to share with my students. My classes are energetic and lighthearted and typically include strengthening poses, balance work, and creative transitions. I feel that being able to see and feel the shifts that takes place in my students from when they walk into the room to when they leave is the greatest gift. For my practice and my students, I am exceedingly grateful and humbled.
In addition to yoga, I work and train under a top Functional Medicine practitioner, aiding his patient’s with improving their diet and lifestyle. With his encouragement, I recently completed my certification to become a Certified Ketogenic Coach via the only program currently accredited by both the NRSM and AFAA.
In my downtime, I enjoy hiking, running (more of a slow jog, if I’m being real), YOGA, cooking, traveling, reading, and exploring outside with my (semi-well behaved) French Bulldog Oscar. And, of course, wine.
I am honored to be serving our SLO community!