I started out teaching yoga, accidentally. I needed a job and had a talent for teaching. Naturally athletic, I needed to learn to move more as I was depressed after a few hard years. I decided to teach full time and taught in Fairfax and Loudoun County. I really got my name out there in particular by teaching at Lifetime Fitness in Ashburn/Sterling. All of my classes were packed and my Sunday Yin class had 65+ people in regular attendance. I did not like the corporate pressure. My manager actually asked me why I was teaching Yin, the most popular class on the schedule. I started teaching Yin, because no one else in this entire region taught it. I personalized my class and took some of the basics of Yin theory and expanded it. Many of my students are in my current classes.
In 2012, I left Lifetime and opened my own studio â€“ Roots Yoga Studio â€“ and expanded my corporate client base, private clients and added Yoga Teacher Training programs. We are a Registered Yoga School, with Yoga Alliance. We will offer another training September 2017. Now, I have a healthy private client base, corporate customers and offering 8 week sessions in South Riding and Chantilly.
Contact [email protected] for more information.â€œYoga is a modern day tool for someone like me to get my foot in the door of the minds of my students and then to educate, inspire, motivate and support them to get involved in their own health and well being.â€
I was born curious. I remain that way. I proclaimed as a teenager, that I would be an author one day. Someone read my manuscript and said, â€œI want to publish this book.â€ (Colors of Amber, A Memoir, Dec 2013). We did. It took 12 years to accomplish that task. My next book is called Emotional Sequencing (2017). I will publish 5 books in this lifetime, because I can.
Then one day while searching for a CD on the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health website, I noticed they had scholarships to become a yoga teacher. I filled out the application, wrote my story and was awarded the opportunity to go and heal.
I came back to Virginia with plans to move and suddenly many opportunities came along for me to teach yoga. Someone told me, â€œyou canâ€™t make a living as a yoga teacherâ€ and I immediately set out to do just that. I have been teaching full time since 2009, have owned and operated my own yoga studio (Sterling, VA May 2012-April 2015), wrote my own Yoga Teacher Training program(s) and successfully led 7 trainingâ€™s. I teach corporate yoga programs, run 8 Week Group Yoga Sessions (Yin, Gentle/Moderate), locally and have a healthy private client base.