We are all in this together.
I have been serving communities in Southern Vermont since 2013; sharing the belief many have- that life should be lived with joy, gratitude and a dedication to the present moment. These feelings inform and guide my teachings which are rooted in helping regular people live life by intention; imparting transformation within themselves, their families, workplaces and communities.
After years doing non-profit work that I loved, I did what so many of us have: left to follow a career path that would yield financial stability. Teaching yoga is how I continue to stay true to what brings me alive- helping people live better and find ease. A favorite motto of mine is "a thought in motion stays in motion," and I wholeheartedly believe we can develop habits that will shift the trajectory of our mood.
With a degree in anthropology from Union College, people are my passion. I specialize in all styles of creative vinyasa, restorative, yin, prenatal, trauma sensitive, breathwork, guided meditation and stand up paddle board yoga. In my most recent workshops, I have bridged my two professional worlds by bringing mindfulness to the workplace and facilitating workshops to managers and executives seeking to boost morale and multiply productivity within their teams. Employers are waking up to the mindfulness factor. What a world we live in right now.
My teaching journey started in 2013 when I spontaneously enrolled in my first 200 hour training with Jennilee Toner. I now have an advanced 500 hour certification from Jo Kirsch, Bob Speck and Laurae Coburn at Heart of the Village Yoga Studio in Manchester, VT. I have trained with Elena Brower, Biff Mithoeffer, Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus, Minoj Chalam and learned from so many others along the way.
Since the birth of my daughter in 2014, yoga has taken on new meaning while I navigate the less-than-zen terrain of motherhood. My spirited daughter, Maisey Emerson, has been my single best teacher.
When not on my mat, om-making jewelry, experimenting with essential oil blends or geeking out on yoga anatomy, I live for spending time with my inspiring, ultra marathon running husband, Ken, our kiddo, and our two old dogs. You can often find us on the trails of the Green Mountains, drinking slow coffee and fixing up our first little home in Manchester, VT.