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 200 Hour Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. I trained with the Cincinnati Yoga School through India to immerse myself in my yoga training. I also received my SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Level 2 Student Practitioner Certification in Costa Rica, and Full Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification 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 created a beautiful package called the 10 Week Honor Yourself Program. I could not be happier to bring this offering to everyone.
I have a passion for anything fitness related and have a special love for Yoga. I have been teaching since I graduated from college in 2012 and can’t wait to share my love and knowledge with you to help guide you through your own journey no matter what that looks like for you.