I began my practice in 2009 shortly after my father passed away. I had been going through tough times after being diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of breast cancer called Phyllodes in 2007 and my good friend said I should come take a class with her. So, I did and in my first class I knew I would teach this yoga someday.
As a professional dancer, my body and mind loved the challenge of Bikram Yoga and slowly I started to understand how healing it was. Of course, being a performer (doing shows out of town, traveling, etc) as well as dealing with different surgeries here and there, my practice would fall through the cracks and I would go months without being in the hot room.
Finally, in 2012, after a long hiatus away from my practice, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Something had to change then and there. My doctors told me after surgery that is was likely to recur as the disease was particularly aggressive, so that was the wakeup call I needed. I began my daily practice again and haven’t looked back since. I completed Bikram Yoga Teacher Training and I am proud to say I am 100% cancer free.