I am fueled by an intense passion for yoga, life, community, excellence and personal power.
I have lived and trained steeped in tradition both in yoga and life but have found my power and inspiration on the edge. Like many of us in my past I looked outward for fulfillment. In a greatly desired but high stress career in finance I found material prosperity but emotional deprivation. It was through the practice of yoga where I found my spirit, passion and emotional wealth from the inside out. The discipline and challenge of the mind body connection helped me come back to my true self, expand my personal power and find my edge. Edge being constantly defined as one step closer to your truth, destiny, potential, your personal excellence. My yoga practice led me to teaching, to share, assist and guide my students to the magic of the riches that come from connecting to your physical and emotional self.
Innovation and surrender are the opposing forces that define me. I generate a unique experience of music, movement and rhythm that create a power based yoga practice. I bring this POWERHOUSE workout to every class, the magic happens when you bring “all of you to it” too.
Your edge is your journey as Lao Tzu says “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
That journey starts daily with surrendering your ego, your body, your fears and to “go for it” doing what might seem impossible. Setting your “high bar high” to reach for your goals. There is no right or wrong, it is simply willingness to work hard, test your courage, to find and move your edge on your mat and in your life.
I help guide and lead you to perfection in your own practice. To recognize what is already inside of you, expand your vision of what’s possible, to stretch you to your edge and help you find the thrill that comes about, carrying positive energy into your life. I deeply care about your success in class, and combine the challenge of the POWERHOUSE workouts with love, laughter, amazing music and community. I want you to leave happier, stronger, mentally, physically and soulfully.
That is why I am so proud to lead #areesarmy. It’s a community, made up of individuals, fitness enthusiasts, who have the passion and ability to stretch themselves to their edge all the while maintaining unconditional love and humility. We are on the front lines of a Yoga revolution, come join us, we would love to have you.