I grew up surrounded by yoga: my mother and sister are yoga teachers.

I attempted a few hot yoga classes when I was 10 years old and again at age 16...but I was always more of a karate kid, so to speak. It wasn’t until December 2010 that I decided to re-try hot yoga, and it stuck! Then shortly after that, Rhonda approached me about becoming a hot yoga teacher.   I was shocked! I kept thinking, “how can I teach others who have been practicing for years?”  To this day I still have to fight those thoughts. But the more I practice, the more I learn that we are all teachers and we are all students. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been practicing hot yoga, it matters how dedicated, and passionate you are about your practice.  "Time," "inexperience", "not good enough to teach,"  these are just barriers we put up to separate ourselves. For me, hot yoga is an incredible 90-minute meditation that centers me, spiritually and physically. Outside the yoga room, I am an aspiring musician.