I am a certified Baptiste Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.
Sound intimidating? Let me fix that.
First, you should know that anyone can do “power yoga.” It’s not a matter of fitness level, or talent, or ability to withstand heat (note that, at this time, all of my classes are unheated). It’s a matter of showing up, taking the time to position your body the way that works for you, and doing what feels best. Sure, it’s a workout. But you choose how hard or easy it’s going to be. Each class.
My approach to teaching is simple: I’m there to be your guide. To get you into the room, into your body, and working yourself into a series of postures that strengthens and tones your core, while adding flexibility and breath.
Need more convincing? Here’s my story.
In 2012, I gave birth to my son Max. I was fit and healthy all through pregnancy, and expected to bounce back to my previous fitness level in no time. But life didn’t happen that way. I ended up having an emergency c-section and recovery was slow. In the years since his birth, I did everything I could (running, walking daily, intense core workouts, yoga, Pilates, circuit training) to try to get my body back, with limited success.
Then I signed up for teacher training with Claire and Gregor at Baptiste. Three days into our 20-day training, my belly was flat. Gone. Over.
I couldn’t believe it.
I know what you’re thinking – what is this miracle workout and how do I get it?!
Come to my class and I’ll show you ALL of my moves. It’s not complicated. And with a little practice you can have all of the tools you need to get your body into the shape you want it to be. In yoga, we say that the practice of asana helps us get closer to our true selves. In this case, I couldn’t agree more.