When I first came to yoga, I was only looking for a workout. I needed an avenue to channel restlessness and stressful energy. But once I tapped into the power of the “breath,” I knew that “yoga” was much more than a day at the gym. Very quickly, a shift occurred. The teachers at Yoga Bliss inspired me to follow my purpose of becoming a teacher as well. I received my 200-hour certification at Yoga Bliss in May 2019 under the tutelage of
Tracy Rhinehart. Amy Boswell, Jennifer Bishop, and Tristana Faust are inspiring figures that continue to guide me while displaying the qualities of the type of yoga teacher I am becoming and wish to grow into.
I have been trained in the yoga style of Baron Baptiste. In life, however, I have been trained by a single parent, the person whom I admire the most, my mother, Debbie Burgoyne. She taught me never to give up because you never know how far you can go. I adhere to the philosophy of the Zen proverb, “Move, and the way will open.” Students who attend my classes can expect slow, methodical and safe sequences while enjoying the sweat of the gym, but more importantly, the deep, invigorating breath of meditation.