Founder/ Yoga Instructor/ Registered Nurse
Years ago I set an intention. I wanted to help people of all ages, sizes and levels of health and fitness to achieve their optimal health, wellness and well-being. I also envisioned touching lives and helping them to attain happiness. My career as a registered nurse only scratched the surface.
Yoga found its way into my life in the mid-90s. Being a full-time single mother of two young sons and a full-time critical care nurse at that time, I needed to find balance in my life. Yoga was my path to finding my balance. My daily yoga practice and meditation made me a better mother, daughter, sister, nurse, friend, person and now wife. It also helped my runner’s body to become more tone, stronger and flexible. I became certified as a yoga instructor in 1998 as a “power Vinyasa” instructor. In the beginning I taught mostly to the athletic gym going population. As my practice expanded I began incorporating yoga with my nursing. I had the unique pleasure to provide an in-home restorative exercise and yoga program to stroke survivors and individuals with neuromuscular impairments.
Over the past 18 years my yoga practice and knowledge have grown leaps and bounds. My approach to yoga is about proper alignment and not about pushing the body past its limits. Yoga works just like a medicine. While the right dosage can be extremely beneficial, the improper dosage can cause many complications and undue pain. This happens essentially when the alignment of the body gets disturbed, and the general flow of body movement is halted. Stretching your body in an incorrect fashion or shifting the body weight improperly can even cause grievous injuries. By combining my nursing with yoga, Reiki and meditation I assist other in achieving their best bodies and mindset. I see every individual as unique. It is my goal to identify each client’s individual exclusive needs to match them with right yoga class, style and yoga instructor.
After the sudden death of my younger brother, I decided to put my full intention in action. For over a year I have been working to create the perfect healing environment. I have worked to build a beautiful spacious place to help others transform into their best selves. By combining my nursing with yoga, Reiki and Ayurveda I assist other in achieving their best bodies and mind set. I see every individual as unique. It is my goal to identify each client’s individual exclusive needs to match them with right yoga class, style and yoga instructor.
I founded Yoga Gallery & Wellness to be a noncompetitive environment. Our highly-trained and dedicated teachers are the heart of our yoga community. While every teacher has a unique style of teaching, we all encourage growth in a healthy and loving atmosphere. We don’t just call out the names of poses, we offer practical, alignment-based cues (lots of them) to help our clients understand how to do each pose safely and correctly.