Position:Owner, Yoga Teacher, RYT 200
Experience:Graduated KLY April 2022
I have always had a sense of adventure, a wanderlust for travel and food and a passion to help people heal. Originally from Pennsylvania, I moved to California in 1986 as a new Registered Nurse and met my Marine husband in San Diego. As a military spouse, I experienced the highs and lows of life. We lived in Germany and Italy and travelled extensively through Europe and the Mediterranean from the Caucuses to Scandinavia. During the peak war years after 9/11, I experienced firsthand the personal horrors of war in advocating for proper treatment of our wounded Marines, all while raising a family with my husband gone. After many years as an RN having worked in trauma/ER combined with the stresses of wartime deployments and the tragic loss of my brother, I was introduced to yoga by my daughter as a way of healing. At first, I wasn’t certain I could practice yoga. I discovered the balance, peace, calm and clarity I experienced in practicing yoga was just what I needed. Landing in Key Largo a year ago I began to practice regularly at Key Largo Yoga and found a community of amazing people and wanted to learn more. Although relatively new to yoga but with the encouragement of family, friends and Kathy Shirley I took the step to become a yoga teacher.