I began my career in health and wellness in the culinary world, graduating with a degree in culinary arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1999. I worked as a banquet chef at a private club in the Atlanta area for several years until I got burned out by the stressful lifestyle and decided to slow down and be more present in my life on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level by developing a yoga practice.
I quickly shifted my career path from food service to health and wellness and decided to shift from food service to managing a supplement store and pursue a Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in the summer of 2003 at Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta, GA . In 2004 I led a “therapeutic yoga” workshop series at a physical therapy studio which also offered The Gyrotonic Expansion System. I decided to get certified in Gyrotonic Expansion System as an extension of my yoga training in 2004.
In the fall of 2006, I moved to New York to deepen my understanding of the Gyrotonic System with one of the founding master trainers in the system. During my time at Gyrotonic New York, I took a number of specialized trainings, including Gyrotonic Applications for Golf and the Gyrotonic Pre- and Post- Natal course and I studied extensively therapeutic applications of the Gyrotonic Method. I was honored to be certified in Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis by creator Juliu Horvath.
I moved back to Atlanta in 2008 and I have developed my practice to focus on helping my clients to get to develop sustainable movement practices for life long movement and longevity. In 2013 I became a licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Neuromuscular Therapist to further this goal and help my clients restore their bodies and create a practice to promote pain free movement.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family , kayaking on the Chattahoochee river, golfing. ..and of course cooking!