By Alicia Finch
How long have you been in business for?
I have been in business for two-and-a-half years. In addition to my regular weekly schedule of classes, I work with local businesses. For example, I hold Yoga on Tap events at local breweries, I’ve held a yoga class at Baynes Apple Farm and this past summer I had a yoga class at a Lavender Field in Hemlock. I teach every other week at the art museum. Throughout the summer, I also teach Yoga in the Park classes and lots of outdoor events.
What kind of yoga do you teach?
I teach vinyasa yoga. We have something for everyone: restorative, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. I used to teach in Chicago, and I have done yoga all over the world. I draw on my experiences and bring those into my classes here.
What about your job do you love the most?
Watching my students grow mind, body and soul. I get to help my students improve their day, mood, posture, confidence, stress level – the list could go on. You can expect to feel welcomed and made to feel comfortable no matter your past yoga experience.
Where did you study your practice at?
Two-hundred hours at Frog Lotus Yoga in Costa Rica, yoga sculpt and hot yoga at CorePower in Chicago, restorative and SUP (standup paddleboard) at Yen Yoga in Traverse City.
How did you get started in yoga?
I started taking classes while I attended Michigan State University. I walked out of my first class and said, “That was like a vacation for my mind.” I still feel that way after practicing yoga.
What is one benefit of doing yoga as a daily practice? Why do you recommend others start this hobby?
It’s self-care. You are taking one hour away from your job, family, to-do list, cellphone, deadlines, etc. to finally take time for yourself.