I started taking Lava Yoga classes in March 2013. I was looking for a yoga class that would keep my interest, challenge me and increase my flexibility. I was having back pain because of tight back, glute and hamstring muscles and I felt I was heading down the path of hurting myself if I didn't do something to increase my flexibility. I am very active with teaching group fitness classes, training and mountain biking but I lacked action when it came to flexibility. I absolutely fell in love with Lava Yoga, both the yoga classes and the instructors. After a year, I inquired about leading classes and being part of the staff I so admired. In the summer of 2014 I lead my first Lava Yoga class and knew I was starting yet another chapter of my life - a chapter that would be full of rewards and health benefits.
My training includes certifications through American Council on Exercise (ACE) as Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist. I have had pilates mat and reformer training through Polestar Education, Yoga for a New Day training through an ACE continuing education course and Yoga/Fusion training through Safax. I also have a master's degree through Kansas State University in elementary education.
In July of 2015, I completed and was RYT certified.
Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced "yogi", I encourage you to try Lava Yoga. Not only will you discover a yoga practice you'll love but you will also become part of a yoga community who cares about you personally.