In my youth.
I did competitive gymnastics, dance and ballet, diving, track and soccer. My happiest memories are when I was practicing on a 4" wide balance beam concentrating on every move. Extreme focus. Endless practice. Overcoming fear. Making it all look effortless. Pure joy when I nailed my routines!
My senior year of high school, I was recruited to be on the very first women's gymnastics team at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1979, athletic programs for women were still getting started at the college level. We were young pioneers.
Being a trailblazing female athlete formed me at my core. I learned to be disciplined, resilient, and go at my own pace.
My life after gymnastics.
Since my days as a gymnast, I went on to trail blaze and lead change by breaking down barriers for women ― at every stage of my career in tech, juggling work and family, and now reinventing midlife and active aging.
All along the way.
I kept exploring movement every chance I could get. I am fascinated with simple practices that blend elements of Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi. These days, I keep learning and experimenting to keep things fresh, safe, accessible and fun! Most of all, I hope to inspire others to keep moving and practicing on their own.
I offer multi-level classes, so people from a variety of backgrounds and abilities can practice along side each other. All my public classes have 'Sliding Scale' flexible payment options, or they are FREE. Finances should never be a barrier to health and wellness.
I love dance, fitness, and yoga. I draw from these different domains to design simple practices with diverse options, so everyone can experiment, and move within their own safest range of motion.
I empower people to develop a consistent and enjoyable home practice. Self-practice is the ultimate goal.
My group classes nurture community connections on many levels. We have fun, make new friends, and support each other in our quest to keep movement and wellness a top priority!
15 yrs experience, teaching since 2005.