I was born and raised in beautiful East Texas and my husband and I have called Canton home for over thirty years. We have three grown children and four grandchildren who are the apples of my eye! I’ve been a certified Sign Language Interpreter since 2003, and I taught in the Interpreter Training Program at Tyler Junior College until May of 2020.
I was first introduced to yoga in 2002 by a college professor/mentor who was in her mid-sixties. I was in my mid-thirties at the time and, I thought, in pretty good physical condition, since I was an avid walker and did strength training five days a week. However, this petite lady could “out yoga” me all day long! I saw that yoga was a big reason my professor was so fit, energetic, and full of life. That was enough to draw me in, and I’ve been practicing on and off ever since. It wasn’t too far into my yoga journey that I began to realize yoga wasn’t just increasing my physical strength and flexibility; it was also transforming me on the inside. I felt more grounded, focused, and peaceful when I practiced.
I became a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher in July 2020 and I’m excited to have the opportunity to teach here at Yama Yoga, my home studio. I especially love Stretch and Flow classes; they seem to bring a sense of calm and balance to everyday of life. When I’m not teaching yoga or interpreting, I love to read, putter with my plants. My husband and I enjoy going dancing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.