I took my first yoga class in 1997 while finishing a bachelor’s degree in Art History at The Ohio State University. I began working as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2005, the same year I completed Yoga on High’s 200-hour teacher training with Martha Marcom, Marcia Miller and Linda Oshins; my 500-hour certification followed in 2015. I have also completed teacher trainings with Tim Miller, Richard Freeman David Keil and Maty Ezraty, and am humbly grateful to them for their transmission of the living tradition of Ashtanga yoga. As an E-RYT 500-hour yoga instructor, I work as a lead teacher in Yoga on High’s 200-hour teacher training. Recently, through the Yoga on High Foundation, I have been honored to bring this practice of Ashtanga yoga to inmates at the Marion Correctional Institute. My greatest passion is teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga. This assisted self-practice is profoundly transformational, offering each student the opportunity to move at their own pace while receiving one-on-one instruction in a group setting. It brings me joy to be a part of the community of teachers and practitioners at Yoga on High. My goal as a teacher is to inspire passion, knowledge, understanding, insight, and a sense of accomplishment; to make accessible the history, philosophy and physicality of this practice.