I didn’t understand the importance of health and fitness until my freshman year of high school. Once I set a goal for myself and kept accomplishing my fitness goals, I began to change my attitude towards my body and the way I ate. To me, hitting the gym and fitness classes are not about getting down to a certain number on the scale and looking a certain way. It’s about setting goals and challenging yourself, gaining confidence, and creating a better healthier you and I want to share this with everyone I come across!
I came across yoga in 2006 and meditation in 2012, but didn’t start to incorporate it fully into my life until 2014. I found the mind body connection of yoga and meditation transformative both physically and emotionally. I then fell in love with hot yoga and community of being at a yoga studio. I also saw how it positively impacted my relationships. I recently completed Level 1 Journey into Power Training Program led by Baron Baptiste and feel inspired to bring this style of yoga to Alley Cat. The meditation that I enjoy teaching is inspired by Tao meditation principles. I hope to help others connect to themselves through both yoga and meditation.
The first time I attempted yoga was at home using a P90X DVD. I thought it was challenging, but never imagined I would come to love it. I didn’t step foot in a studio until late 2015 when my wife told me I HAD to try hot yoga. With my job as a prison guard, yoga has helped me deal with stress and life. I got more inspired every class. Yoga became not just an exercise for me physically, but emotionally. Recently I attended Level 1 Journey into Power Training Program in Sedona AZ led by Baron Baptiste. It transformed my practice, who I am, and the fueled my drive to teach yoga