In my youth ―
I did gymnastics, ballet, diving, and other sports.
I spent a lot of time on the Balance Beam and Floor Exercise choreographing and perfecting my routines.
Making it all look effortless.
In college ―
I competed on a gymnastics scholarship for the University of Missouri-Columbia the first year of its inception (1979-80). I was part of the team who forged a path for the wildly successful Mizzou Women's Gymnastics program.
I didn't know it then, but being a gymnast before it went mainstream, prepared me for a lifetime of trailblazing as a woman of my generation, challenging norms and pursuing non-traditional roles. I learned to be disciplined, resilient, and chart my own course.
As an adult ―
I practiced ballet and Pilates,
took up ballroom dancing, and
discovered mind-body fitness practices.
I became fascinated with fusion practices that blended dance, Pilates, yoga, and martial arts. So, I set out to learn the fundamentals of mind-body fitness, connecting movement to breath, and teaching group classes.
These days I ―
Explore new methods,
create my own practices, and
teach in my local community.
Move with breath and body awareness.
Adapt and move pain-free.
Go at your own pace.
Explore, experiment, and evolve wisely.
Just have fun!
Yoga Alliance® E-RYT (2009-20)
SomaYoga® Intensive (2016)
YogaFit® RYT200 (2007-13)
CorePower® RYT200 (2009)
BODYFLOW® Classes (2006-12)
PhysicalMind® Mat Pilates (2005)
NETA® Group Exercise (2008-18)
YMCA® Group Fitness (2006-16)
Silver Sneakers® Seniors (2009-12)
BODYPUMP® Classes (2005-08)