Welcome to my offline passion. I’ve been a web designer for 20 years – and I still do that full time – but helping people in their journey to better physical and emotional health has become a surprising and overwhelming obsession of mine. I’m a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT200), and I’ve taught over 1400 classes–so far! 😉 Additionally, I’m a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®). I’m also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. No matter where you are on your journey: a competitive athlete looking for an edge or a senior looking to improve mobility and balance, I’d love to help. I’m located in beautiful Lake Tapps, WA.

Motivation is overrated

July 24th, 2019|

Motivation is overrated! Ok, y'all, buckle-up. Here comes some tough love. Those of you who only know me within the scope of my life as a yoga teacher, might not like this side of me [...]

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Open your heart to all of it: the good, the bad, the laughter, the tears, the joy, and the pain. Don’t wish away the darkness, for without it there is no light. #deepthoughts ...

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18 months ago, I tore my hamstring tendon at the ischial tuberosity (sitting bone). It was terrible and as the months piled up, I genuinely started to worry that would be a permanent injury. There is so little blood flow to tendons that there is really very little you can do, barring surgery, and even with it my ortho doubted I would ever come back to 100%. I’m still far from my pre-injury flexibility, but this right here is amazing. I didn’t think I was ever going to get this kind of length back. I’ll take it! Now if I can just stop using my foot long enough for it to heal, I’ll be all set (at least until I injure myself again lol). .
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#upavisthakonasana  #ashtanga #ashtangi #igyogacommunity #yogisofig #flexible
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Happy #forearmfriday No yoga today, but still on my forearms (and freaking everyone out at the gym). .
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#ashtangayoga #fitnessmotivation #yoga #yogainspiration #pinchamayurasana #forearmbalance
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“Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley.
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#Yoga #YogaEveryDamnDay #pinchamayurasana #forearmbalance #backbend #flexible #upsidedownlife #YogaTeacher #IGYogaCommunity #YogisOfIG #YogisOfInstagram #YogaPose #InversionJunkie #Fitness #YogaInspiration
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Filled with gratitude for all who have served our nation. If you happen to have the day off of work, come join me at 9:30am @longevita for flow. If not, I’m teaching 2 classes tonight at @iyogalaketapps 6:30pm flow and 8pm classic. See you on the mat💕.
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#ashtanga #ashtangi #yoga #yogapractice #igyogacommunity #downwarddog #adhomukhasvanasana
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So... I got hurt yesterday. I was running on the trail at Point Defiance and I got taken out by a dog. Important to say that the dog was not attacking, but trying to play and unfortunately, owners had no control. Cinny jumped out of the way but I went flying and came down hard on a tree root. As of right now I can't put any weight on my foot. It's not terribly swollen, so I'm hoping for a miracle. Today I'm staying off it completely. There is one very bright spot though in the story, and that’s the fact that my hamstring didn’t hurt at all for the 4 miles leading up to this incident. It’s been almost 2 years since I could say that. And that’s pretty exciting. ...

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Happy Saturday! I’m so excited for my son’s first robotics team competition today! This is obviously a yoga/fitness account, but the truth is, it’s really just a passionate part-time hobby of mine. I’m a web designer and have been for over 20 years and I’m a huge nerd. I started teaching Zach coding when he was 7 years old. By the time he was 10 he was teaching himself java and python and C++ and now at 13, his knowledge far surpasses my own. This robotics team is the first time he’s been able to use his skills in any formal way. He tends to do everything himself so it’s been a great experience for him to learn how to let go and trust the other people on the team: the builders, the drivers, etc. I know from my own professional experience that that’s an essential skill for success. ❤️. Wish him luck!
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#yoga #yogapractice #yogaposeoftheday #handstand #handstandeveryday #scorpionpose #yogisofinstagram #yogisofig #igyogacommunity #yogacommunity
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Can you tell that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day? This is a bowl of pure heaven! Coconut yogurt, organic plant-based vanilla protein powder, blueberries and walnuts! Add half a banana in there too and it’s insanely delicious😋. And plant-based 🌱💕 #vegan #healthybreakfast #yogisofinstagram #plantbased ...

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#titibhasana #fireflypose I think this is evidence that my hamstring might actually be starting to heal. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to straighten my left leg. I’m definitely not as open as I was, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel it at all, but this feels like the first time I’ve made forward progress in a long time. So I’ll take it! .
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#yoga #ashtanga #ashtangi #yogateacher #igyogafam #igyogacommunity #yogisofinstagram #yogapose #armbalance #handbalance #yogaeverydamnday
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Annual zombie press for Halloween 🎃 have a fun and safe night everyone! #zombie #headstand ...

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I feel like my office desk is a pretty accurate representation of who I am lol. ❤️ ...

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Join me every Wednesday at 6:30 PM @iyogalaketapps for flow! No excuses, for those of you who whine that I only teach flow at 6 AM or 8 PM, this is your big chance to practice with me at a more reasonable time 😁. 60minutes of fun!! See you on the mat! #yoga ...

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Dear avocado toast, you complete me. ❤️🥑🍅🥖#breakfast #notafraidofcarbs #plantbased ...

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Shooting pics for the teacher training manual! Did you knew that the new teacher training session starts in January? If you’re interested in becoming a yoga teacher, DM me or go to @longevita website😁 .
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#Yoga #IGYogaCommunity #YogaTeacher #ArmBalance #Bakasana #CranePose #YogaEveryDamnDay #YogaTeacherTraining #YogisOfIG #YogaPose #YogaJourney #YogaCommunity #Ashtanga #ashtangi
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Is there anything better than butterfly with fins on? I don’t think so! Look ma, I’m flying 🦋#swimmer #kindacheating ...

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Shameless selfie alert. Makeup done for Special Olympics fundraiser tonight. #selfie #nostretchypants ...

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It’s been a looooong week at the office. I haven’t had much time to practice, if I’m being honest. Even this ipic was taken a week ago. I’m not complaining, even if it sounds like I am 🤷‍♀️, because I love my work. It’s just sometimes I m a little off balance, pulled disproportionately in one direction. Looking forward to tomorrow night’s Special Olympics fundraiser and getting out of my head and away from my desk, even if it is just for a night. 💕.
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#yoga #yogisofinstagram #grasshopperpose
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I was just talking to someone about this painting last night and I realized I never posted the finished product. This painting is of my first dog, Athena ❤️ Can’t think of her without giggling - that’s why this is hanging in my office. #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogpainting ...

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