Growing up in Southern California I competed in all types of sports. Though my passion has always been in indoor & beach volleyball. Which I competed in all the way through my undergraduate years at UC Santa Barbara. Where my coach pushed me to try yoga & pilates. I argued. Thinking it would be too slow. But of course, after finally trying it, I realized it was just what I needed. And a vital component of all the success that I had. Which included receiving Academic, All American and Gaucho of the year honors.
I found the workouts helped me physically by increasing my mobility, strength, balance and body awareness, but most importantly, they helped me mentally by giving me a place to process the stressors of competition, academic and personal life. Which at that time often felt overwhelming. When faced with what to do next I decided creating spaces for others to feel those same benefits was the logical next step.
12 years later I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I feel so lucky to work daily with people of all ages. Working together to feel more flexible, resilient and joyful. On and off our mats.
I have certifications in Core Power Yoga 200 hour training, Yoga Sculpt, circuits, Spin, Lagree and Mat Pilates. I have worked with sports teams from the Women's and Men’s National Volleyball teams, Chargers Football, Angels MLB, Cal State Fullerton Athletics, UC Irvine Athletics, Concordia Athletics, Long Beach State and most recently, dozens of professional surfers. Many in preparation for the 2024 Olympics. I have also taught corporate fitness and wellness classes for companies globally.
Now, as founder of the Den Hawai'i, my mission is to continue to spread genuine health as far as I can. Can't wait for you to come experience it in person.