In 1996, a knee injury guided me to my first class with St. Louis yoga great, Pam Schulte of Just Practice Yoga. An invitation to Pam's first teacher training program was my ticket to the next leap in life. I have since acquired the highest level of certification (E-RYT 500) and started my own charitable business.
As a former Science teacher, I enjoy researching yoga's effects on the many systems of the body; muscular, skeletal, digestive, nervous (especially the limbic system of the brain), cardiovascular, endocrine, and reproductive to name a few.
Yoga helped me in 2014 during my 6-month recovery from a complete hamstring tendon eruption which required re-attachment surgery after slipping into a running full splits on Lavender Oil in my kitchen. James Brown was famous for this move, but he always got back up. Believe it or not, yoga saved me AGAIN in 2017 when I repeated the same injury requiring surgical reattachment of the hamstring. This time I was on the beach playing frisbee football. At least I was having fun!
Yoga gives me the strength and serenity to walk this life with my husband, four children, and all other beloved heartbeats that I am blessed to call friends and family.