Spirit of Simple

I have been teaching yoga since December 2009. Yoga has played a major role in my life ever since I walked through the doors of Bikram Yoga Buffalo. I was in poor health physically, mentally and emotionally. After my first class I felt wrung out, exhausted, a little sore and incredibly alive. I couldn’t believe that I could do something that difficult and still want to come back for more. For the first time in years I stopped feeling as if my body had somehow betrayed me and I instinctively knew that if I continued to put in the effort I would shine.

Over the years I have explored many traditions of movement, fitness, wholistic healing, and general self exploration. I have space for all in my toolbox for healing but the simplest of asanas continue to be my foundation. I love the fancy stuff, the challenges, but I LOVE the basics. Whenever I am in doubt or feeling low I reach for the simples, my medicine, my magic, the space where I can tune out and tune in to my holiness. Where I can truly honor my temple, this vessel that I am slowly remembering how to respect and love.

Teaching History

12/2009 – 11/2016

Evolation Yoga
Buffalo, NY

  • Hot 90
  • Hot 60
  • Flow 75
  • Yin 60

06/2013 – 11/2016

Healing Waters Yoga
East Aurora, NY

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Gentle Restorative
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra

11/2016 – 09/2018

rSpace Yoga and Wellness Studio
Colden, NY

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Buti Yoga
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Kids Yoga
  • Gentle Hatha

08/2018 – Current

Shine Yoga WNY
Hamburg, NY

  • Aerial yoga
  • Buti Yoga
  • Candle lit Restorative
  • Slow Flow
  • Reach (Hatha Based)
  • Transition (advanced vinyasa transitions)

08/2014 – Current

Jillarue Yoga

  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Gua Sha
  • Cupping

Lineage and Education

2003

St Bonaventure University
Olean, NY, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts Fine Arts

2009

Evolation Yoga
Buffalo, NY, USA

  • Level 1 Teacher Training 250hrs Hot Yoga 26+2
  • Focus on the 26 Asanas and 2 Breathing Exercises of the Bikram Lineage

2011

Rainbow Kids Yoga
North Tonawanda, NY, USA

  • Yoga for Kids and Families

Frog Lotus Yoga
North Adams, MA, USA

  • 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Interdisciplinary
  • Concentration in asana, pranayama, anatomy and study of yogic texts.

2013

Reiki Tummo
Batavia, NY

  • Level 1 Reiki Tummo with Crystal Sanders (Reiki Master/Teacher) Irmansyah Effendi, MSC (Grand Master & Founder)

2014

Triple Gem School of Thai Massage
North Adams, MA, USA

  • Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage
  • Completed levels 1-3 in the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage a total of 96hrs.

2017

Buti Yoga
Toledo, OH, USA

  • Buti Yoga Certification Buti Yoga
    A dynamic mix of asana, pranayama, primal movements, plyometrics and spiral structure technique.

2018

Aerial Yoga Goddess YTT

  • 200hr online course with Margie Pargie, Aerial Yoga Goddess. Focused on aerial yoga, dynamic movement, pranayama, meditation and goddess invocation.

Current

Cupping and Gua Sha for Healers with Leta Herman

Green Allies Course with Susun Weed

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