What year did you first start practicing yoga?
2016

Was there any particular reason you started practicing yoga?
I started practicing after David, the new owner, came into my work and started talking about the classes and how rewarding they are to both the mind and body. I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to see what he was talking about, so I went to my first class and bought the starter pack and never looked back!

Favorite posture and why?
As a teacher, I would have to say my favorite posture in Iron Hour is tree pose. It is a nice, calming pose during the practice, and I like to see the students just breathing, balancing, regaining focus. As a student of the Bikram classes, I enjoy the backward bending series of postures the most. The feeling of blood flow plus the emotional surge those posture give me is something I look forward to during class.

Why do you currently practice this yoga?
The most honest answer to that question is the Sterling family. I started this practice because I wanted to try yoga; I have always been flexible and bendy, so it just seemed a good fit. But what kept me coming back was the warm, welcoming feeling the studio provides. I feel like I’m at home when I’m at the studio.

What do you love about teaching yoga?
One of the things I love the most is seeing students push themselves. Seeing the determination they have to hold a posture a little longer or sinking deeper into a stretch. It’s so rewarding to watch students better themselves.

Two things most people don’t know about you?
I love deep sea fishing, and I can change my own tire and oil.

Yoga Training

Sterling Iron Hour Teacher Training, December 2016
Bikram Yoga Teaching Training, Fall 2017

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of South Alabama

Hometown

Magnolia Springs, AL

Favorite Pose

Camel

Hobbies

Yoga, running, music, pizza