About The Teacher
Owner of Laughing Buddha Yoga Tempe, AZ
I have been teaching dance since before I could drive, owned a dance studio, traveled all over the world as a professional dancer. Until my body said enough. I had a spiritual practice but never a physical one. I met Jimmy Barkan and feel in love with the asana practice and and all that came with it. Jimmy introduced me to Amrit Desai, that changed everything. I realized yoga was much more than the physical practice and began the work. I started teaching Yoga in 1999. I am certified in the Jimmy Barkan Method Hot Yoga and Amrit Yoga Style.
In 2008 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I have always been a “control freak” trying to bend life to my way. The moment I heard the words, “you have cancer,” I realized I controlled nothing. I try everyday to be present, and enjoy all the moments life has to offer. Those experiences have shaped who I am now and how I approach life and teaching . See yawl’ in practice!