I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. I fell in love with yoga during my time there and leaned on my practice to keep positive and balanced as I worked as a corrections officer in the county jail. I continued my work as a corrections officer when I moved to Cincinnati and it made me realize the importance of how yoga was able to keep me true to the person I wanted to be.
I am a certified group exercise instructor through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and a 500 Hour Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. I trained with the Cincinnati Yoga School through India to immerse myself in my yoga training and again in Bali. I also received my SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification in Costa Rica and continued my education at the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida. Through my trainings I have learned how to use the whole person to treat the whole person.
After returning from India in January 2017 I had a fire to really achieve my true passion of having my own private studio to share my work with others. In October 2017 I opened Tranquility Rising located in Blue Ash and walked away from my job as a corrections officer in February 2018.
After the transition I was able to dive deeper into my work with my clients and also my training. I have since been to Brussels to train with Jo Phee for Traditional Chinese Medicine, completed my 300 Hour Teacher Training in Bali in 2020 and I am currently cultivating trainings to bring to other cities outside of Cincinnati. I could not be happier to bring my offerings to everyone and look forward to working with you.
Additional Certifications and Trainings
2020: Level 1 & 2 Gua Sha Training
2020: 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (Bali)
2019: 65 Hours Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yin Training (Brussels)
2018: 164 Hours SomaVeda Full Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification
2018: 100 Hours Mindful Yoga Therapy Certification
2017: 122 Hours SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification (Costa Rica)
2017: 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (India)
2012: AFFA Group Exercise Certification
2012: Bachelor's Degree of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation