My Why

I have felt pain, anxiety, hopelessness and discomfort, just to name a few.  Now I feel, joy, gratitude, happiness, love, support, comfort, compassion and ease.  I have been able to move from those debilitating feelings and emotions and let the positive shine through.  

My goal is to help as many people as possible do the same thing so they don’t have to suffer a minute longer.  Helping others helps me stay in the light so my son, Sawyer and daughter, Willa, never has to see me in that darkness. And so I never have to feel that level of darkness again.

In 2013, new jobs, new pressures, marriage, baby, family, friends, the universe happened and I was finding it hard to cope with life so I coped in ways I knew “worked.”  Most of which were terribly unhealthy and just aided in my downward cycle of losing myself.  Then I found the deeper side of yoga. The true side of yoga.  The root of yoga.  I found a peace that made it ok to sit and process through anger.  I didn’t realize my whole life I pushed away anger and hid it away like it was a terrible secret and didn’t exist.  News flash…it does and it is perfectly ok to be angry sometimes, even for things you can justify.  I realized it is ok not to have a perky, smile on my face at all times.  I enjoy being happy and am a truly happy person to the core of my being but that happiness should shine naturally. I realized being a mom is freaking hard and I am going to feel like I am failing a lot but at the end of the day, my heart knows better.  I can say with the utmost certainty that I am a wonderful mom.  I am now able to see that there is NOTHING in this world that I can’t face, process and walk through.  I am able to look at challenges and tough times with an optimistic outlook…I am able to laugh and say, “Ok, universe…what are you going to teach me today?”  All of those things making me a better, more compassionate, enlightened human being.

The spiritual gifts that I was able to get from yoga/meditation were too powerful to keep to myself.  So through much encouragement, support and spiritual guidance I made the decision to get my YTT certification.  From teaching yoga, my practice and teaching evolved into sharing the unlimited gifts of meditation and reiki.  


Mindfulness.  Faith.  Action.  Balance.  I live mindfully so I can see where I need to insert faith, action or balance or all of the above.  I try to live and support my family in the healthiest way I can.  I am not perfect but I do try.  It all starts and ends with being mindful and listening to my body, mind & spirit.  If I am healthy I can put my best foot forward for my family & friends.

I am that I am 

Grateful Yogini is a movement to enlighten people on their inner power to create their own peace & love. We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. Grateful Yogini encourages you to get off the bench and be your biggest fan. You do this by figuring out what it looks like to love yourself. Through meditation, breath, grounding, intention setting, energy work and mindfulness, we evolve into super hero, rock stars. Your peace is untouchable. Your calm is impenetrable. The love for yourself is unshakable. 

And it is all created by YOU!