Nice to meet you,
Adventurer, coffee-lover, book enthusiast, traveler, third culture kid, mental health advocate, and most importantly, founder of Heartlines Yoga!
a bit more about
Despite growing up in a small little hippie town that offers plenty of meditation and yoga opportunities, I was somewhat late to the yoga game compared to local Sebastopol standards. I dabbled with yoga a bit in my teen years and found that certain things calmed my anxiety, but it wasn’t until I was in college that I fell in love with the practice. One night after classes, I walked from my dorm over to the campus gym and took a yoga class that my surf teacher, Alain, was leading. (Yes, surf classes are a real thing when you go to school in Orange County and something I HIGHLY recommend to cover your P.E credits.) All I remember from that class was doing my first happy baby and spending most of the class in laughter through the hilarious journey Alain somehow turned the class into.
After that, I spent a summer interning in Austin, Texas where I found myself practicing yoga 5 days a week at Dharma Yoga. I was hooked. I was given a therapeutic practice of reflecting on my practice by coloring into a chart the parts of my body I felt in tune with before and after yoga class. With a tangible visual like that, I couldn’t ignore it; the difference yoga made for me was apparent.
Since then I have gone on to complete my 200 hour teacher training at Wanderlust Yoga taught by some of the top leaders in the field: Clio Manuelian, Chad Dennis, Joan Hyman, and Schuyler Grant; 50 hours of continuing education on the philosophy of yoga with Clio Manuelian; and am currently at the end process of completing my children's yoga teacher certification through OmSchooled.
Over the years, my heart and life experiences have guided my choice of work and have ranged widely; the thread through most of it has been my joy of working with kids. Yoga geared towards teens feels like my dharma. I am excited to walk down this path that has been passed through generations, heart to heart. Lineage.
200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Wanderlust
300 hour yoga teacher training through Be the Change Yoga
95 hour registered children's yoga teacher (RCYT) through OMSchooled
50 hours of continuing education in yogic philosophy with Clio Manuelian
Trained in Transcendental Meditation
MindUp for Schools Grades 6-8 Certified (Social Emotional learning program)
QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer
CPR & First Aid Certified
Lapsed Certifications: Wilderness first aid, Lifeguard for river and pool, Swiss Lifeguard certified
Senior Manager of California for Bring Change to Mind
Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life, Advisor, Evening Activity Coordinator, Dorm Head, and Activities Director at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) Summer Programs 2015-2021
Founder and leader of Project HEAL SoCal Chapter 2012-2018
Camp Counselor at Camp St. Michael/Redwood Adventure Camp 2010-2012
Get to know me
Favorite Trader Joe's Item
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
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My friends would describe me as:
Passionate, kooky, energetic
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