My yoga journey began three years ago when my husband’s job relocated my young family from Kansas City to Columbus, Georgia. My background and education were in school social work, and I found my passion for the well-being of children is what motivated me in this line of work. After our move to Georgia, I was looking for a path to reinvent my passion. I didn’t know how, when, or what, until a friend begged me to join her in a yoga class. I had been to yoga many times before, but this time was different. I went to my first yoga class at River Flow and immediately found the studio and the instructors to not only speak to me in a language I needed and that I understood, but also that’s completely inspired me. Through my personal yoga experience, I was able to find my true self – as more than a mother and wife. This path of self-discovery led me to wonder how I could use the practice of living yoga and mindfulness to others – and especially to our children? My passion for the well-being of children now continues in this new way – by teaching them to use what they already have to make meaning. Teaching children how to be present, how to inhale and exhale instead of react, and what it means to be mindful through the practice of yoga, I believe will make a lasting impact.
I am excited about this next phase of my life, and have seen with my own children, how the practice of yoga can bring meaning to the busy world that they are growing up in. I look forward to being able to share this meaning with your children.