You will find my classes to be light-hearted, healing, spirited and invigorating; supportive, not competitive. I enjoy teaching alignment-based Vinyasa classes that incorporate a blend of asana, pranayama, meditation, and a little Sanskrit chanting.
My initial 200 hour training was in Vinyasa at Midtown Yoga in Memphis in 2006, followed by two more years of intensive training and certification in the Anusara system. I have been inspired by and studied with Scotta Brady at Butterfly Yoga, as well as Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze, Christina Sell, Martin and Jordan Kirk, Betsy Downing, Jordan Bloom, Doug Keller, Chris Coniaris, and Sarla Nichols at Midtown Yoga.
I enjoy teaching a variety of classes from kids' yoga to chair yoga for the elderly, and all levels in between. A typical day may have me teaching 1st and 2nd graders in the public school system, followed by a community class for the elderly, then a private one-on-one class before ending with a full-on power vinyasa flow class in the evening. Living in the Mississippi Delta, it has been essential for me to travel and offer a variety of classes in many different locations. I meet my students where they are, not just physically and spiritually but also geographically.
My initial interest in yoga began when I met my guru Roy Eugene Davis in 1989 at the Center for Spiritual Awareness in Lakemont, Georgia. I was initiated into the ancient science of Kriya Yoga by Mr. Davis, who is a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. In 2003 I went on a spiritual pilgrimage to India and the Himalayas – further connecting with the roots of Kriya Yoga. I teach meditation in the Kriya Yoga tradition as passed down to me from the lineage of Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Roy Eugene Davis.