…I have been practicing yoga for the past 6 years, and came to love hot yoga, specifically, in May of 2011. The heat pushed me physically and mentally in a way I had never experienced before, and I fell in love with it. I also have spent the last four years ballroom and latin dancing competitively. I study here at MSU and will graduate with two degrees, one in human physiology and the other in philosophy, and find an incredible amount of joy in helping people come into, understand, and better their bodies, and hope to pursue medicine or graduate studies that will enable me to do just that. I have an incredible passion for the human body and mind. In a way, I’d argue that your body is an exclamation of yourself, your mind and your soul, out into the world. Yoga lets us tend to precisely that. It gets to our bodies, to our (both literal and metaphorical!) cores. It reminds you of the harmonious, alive organism that you are, and gives you a way to push that organism to be the best it is capable of being– spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and otherwise. Yoga is the total package, and I am very grateful to be able to help people find that power to push their entire being through my work here at East Lansing Hot Yoga.
Where did you go to school? MSU and I’m now back again for a dual DO and PHD program in neuroscience.
How long have you been teaching yoga? 5 years
Craziest thing you’ve ever done? Given a TEDx talk at the Wharton Center. Crazy, exhilarating, and a little terrifying.
How do you want your students to feel after your class? Content with existence.