Owner/ RYT 200
Yoga as defined:
The more commonly used, literal meaning of the Sanskrit word yoga which is “to add”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach” from the root yuj,
Union of the body mind and spirit through breath, movement and calming the mind.
My yoga journey began when a friend took me to my first hot yoga studio. I was hooked instantly! Thank you Rachael! I left feeling incredible , I was more relaxed than I have ever felt after a work out and yet energized and clear headed. I immediately went home and told my husband,”Honey, I think I’m addicted but I think I should go back one more time to make sure:). It wasn’t long before I knew that I not only needed to learn as much as I could about this amazing ancient practice, but I also needed to share that knowledge with others the physical and emotional benefits that I have received with a regular yoga practice.
Certified throughYogaFit’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance-approved Training Program, as well as working toward YogaFit’s 100 Hour Warriors Program. YogaFit® for Warriors helps yoga teachers gain a deeper understanding of exactly how trauma gets stored in the body through the central nervous system and which yoga postures, breathing methods and meditation practices are particularly effective at releasing physical and emotional trauma at the autonomic level such as with those that suffer from Post Traumatic Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. This training help students to free troubling emotions, persevering thoughts patterns, chronic somatic tension and hyper vigilance in military personnel, emergency responders, and others who suffer from emotional or physical trauma.
I am the grateful and humble owner of this studio and am teaching here at The Hott Spot with a vision for this space to be a healing sanctuary for everyone that walks thru these doors. To have the confidence that there is nothing but love and compassion here and to feel free to strip away the outside world and find their authentic self…so they can practice with ease physically , mentally and emotionally!! I wish for you to feel like you’ve just come home when you visit us!! I LOVE OUR LIL STUDIO!!
I also teach at South Hills Karate Academy Saturday Mornings.. My practitioners range from late 70’s to 8 yrs of age.. On the mat I teach an active flowing vinyasa style of hatha yoga that will allow practitioners to stay safe and feel challenged yet successful. I teach from a place of authenticity, passion and love.
Off the mat I am a mom of 2 beautiful children Alana 16 and Adam 12 and a wife of 28 years to the most supportive and wonderful husband a girl could ask for. Thank you for your love and making me feel beautiful everyday. I am a PartyLite Leader and trainer for 15 years and I am a professed bride of Christ in the 3rd Order of Franciscans. I have taken a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience in the spirit!. We are a contemplative order and have a deeper prayer life. As a daughter of one of the most compassionate, loving, generous , kind and passionate mothers on the planet loving on others comes very natural, I was raised with hugs abounding!(You can count on a hug when you come to the studio!!) Thank you mom for living the most important commandment of all, “Love one another as I have love you!!” As a daughter of a Sargent in the US Army, physical fitness and dedicated workouts have always been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Thank you Dad for instilling in us at such a young age the importance of being active always and in all ways.. All of my trainings from Partylite to Yoga to my Spiritual and the love and support from the people around me and in my life, have come together so beautifully to bring you a practice that I know as TRUTH! My passions include but are not limited to as I am growing everyday, hiking, biking, zumba, kickboxing, weight training, step, sculpt and boot camp classes, swimming, belly dancing and just plain dancing around the house while cleaning and cooking!! With aspirations to work toward massage, reiki, working with chakra energies and something I’ve always wanted to try karate(Master Garbowsky woo hoo!)
Thank you to Annita and Sharon my Yogini’s from the depths of my heart thank you for showing me not only my physical strength but my inner strength. Thank you Kristen Happe for coming into my life and being such and amazing human being !!. Thank you for your inspiration, confidence and belief in me, but mostly thank you for your friendship.. Saving the very best for last, The Hott Spot Team and Clients you are more than our instructors and clients you are our friends and family and we love you!! Forever my heart and soul. Blessings Always & Namaste!
Namaste. Definition (one interpretation)
I honor the light within you. I honor the light within me. When we meet in that place of light inside each of us, we are one.