Thanks for visiting my little home on the web! Here's a little bit about me: I live on beautiful Cape Cod with my amazing husband Lewis and two beautiful children, Kai and Libby. I am also the co-owner/director of Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport and a certified and registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. I absolutely LOVE all things yoga and meditation and teach Vinyasa Flow and Restorative classes at both Power Yoga of Cape Cod locations, in Harwich and Dennisport, Massachusetts. I am also certified to teach Prenatal Yoga, and always love having mamas-to-be in my classes. I grew up in the beautiful state of Maine and achieved my undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College. I spent much of my life as a competitive swimmer and athlete, and began practicing yoga after I graduated from college in 2000, as a way to relieve stress from my first job as a special education teacher. After I took my first yoga class at a gym, I was amazed at just how challenging the practice was. I started taking different styles of yoga and when I took my first Vinyasa class, I was hooked! By flowing from one pose to the next, and being mindful of breath, I not only became aware of every part of my body, I also began to feel a sense of presence, freedom, and space, something I had never fully felt before. After 7 years of practicing, I decided to take the Level 1 teacher certification from YogaFit as a way to learn more about the practice, not ever expecting to become a yoga teacher. However, after I taught my first class, I was inspired, and in 2009, I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge, MA. I became a full-time yoga teacher in 2010 and I have completed over 300 additional hours of trainings, Workshops, Retreats and Continuing Education with amazing teachers, including: Elena Brower, Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste, David Regelin, Ame Wren, Jacqui Bonwell, Jene Rossi, Bec Conant, Josh Summers, and my first teacher, Tom Slattery. I love teaching and creating what I hope to be powerful, grounding, creative, fun, and challenging classes that bring students to a greater sense of connection with themselves. I feel so so grateful to be able to share what I love with others and I am LOVING teaching teachers in both PYCC's 200 and 300 HR Teacher Trainings. I am thrilled and so excited about the newest PYCC in Dennisport, which the beautiful Jill Abraham and I own together. The PYCC community is something very special and I am so full of gratitude for Jill and all of the amazing teachers and students in this community!
EDUCATION, TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
A.B. in Psychology - Bowdoin College, 2000
M.Ed in Special Education - University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2004
Level 1 Certification - YogaFit, 2007
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Teacher Training - Prana Power Yoga, 2009
Reiki I Attunement - Reiki Master Jene Rossi, 2009
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Om Births, 2011
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Josh Summers - May 2016
SELF CARE LINE
I am so excited to share that I have created a small line of self-care products. These beauties were born from my passion for safer beauty, essential oils, and self-care. I currently have body oils and bath salts available for purchase. Made from the purest ingredients, in small batches, with love from Cape Cod. Available to ship or delivered locally.
Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? After using the products for years, I joined Beautycounter in 2016 as a consultant because we all deserve better and Beautycounter is doing something about it. Their products are of the highest quality and sourced with a higher standard of safety and quality in mind. Check out my website for more info:
I am also so excited to be a doTERRA Independent Wellness Advocate. Here is a link to my doTERRA website, which is an incredible resource for all things essential oils. Check it out and let me know if you'd like to incorporate these amazing oils into your life.
Photo by Lucie Wicker