So since we’re on a website all about me I figured I’d take the time to talk about myself and how this crazy little “meditative movements” thing got started.
Honestly it was really hard to decide what direction to go with my story. I have experienced and lived a lot in this small life time. I went thru two years unable to walk due to a terrible hip and spine injury. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety my entire life. I’ve experienced tremendous amounts of grief from divorce, to losing many people very close to me including my best friend. I want to keep this light so I won’t go into too many details about my sad past but I want to open up a little bit about my journey with movement.
About seven years ago I suffered a tremendous injury that caused me to be able to not walk for over two years. I had to have a very invasive surgery on my hip which also caused damage too my spine. I have always been an athletic and independent person and this was absolutely crippling to me. Doctors told me I would never be able to do athletics again and had predicted I would need to operate on my other hip and correct my scoliosis. However that was not the case. I went to a year of physical therapy which lead me to discover yoga. At first it was extremely restorative yoga but it helped me become comfortable in my own body again.
I became very passionate about yoga and I practiced it daily but never imagined it would become a career or lead me to aerials. I was a barber and hair stylist but that eventually stopped resonating with me. Thru active manifestation and soul searching I discovered aerial silks which lead to the path of aerial yoga.
Long story short I found an aerial yoga teacher training retreat in Guatemala. I went, completed the training, quit my job and have been committed to movement ever since. Aerial, yoga and flow have completely changed my life and I couldn’t be happier. My mission is to connect with people and share my passions all over the globe thru teaching and performing.