Yogi, Mom, Co-Owner, Founder
Breathe and Play Every Day is quite simply my dream come true. I feel as though everything I've done to this point has led me here, and I am deeply grateful. This studio is full of love and light, support and hope, breathing and playing. Together, as a family, with our families, we will be there for each other helping our little ones (and ourselves) to learn, to love, and to live each and every moment.
Yogi - Yoga introduced me to a community filled with compassion and kindness for which I am forever grateful. Since 2008 I have maintained a daily practice of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. I am constantly reminded that how I feel on my mat often reflects how I feel in life. I believe it's never too early to start- yoga helps to maintain kids' natural curiosity and enthusiasm for life and self-exploration.
Yoga Certifications include Radiant Child Yoga (RCY levels 1-3), Creative Relaxation (Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs), and Stretch What Matters (Yoga for Special Needs).
Educator - I hold a B.A. in Psychology / Elementary Education as well as dual M. Ed in Elementary Education and Special Education. I bring my 12 years of teaching experience into the yoga studio using visuals, sensory tools, and developmentally appropriate language (and an occasional connection to school curriculum). I strongly believe in honoring each individual for who they are exactly as they are. I strive to make each student feel welcome, accepted, and respected in every environment. Learning can only happen when a child feels comfortable, and learning is supposed to be FUN!
Person - I love nature and the outdoors - particularly the beach. I am grateful for any time that I can listen to the waves, watch the tide come and go, smell the ocean breeze, and feel the sand in my toes. I enjoy spending time with my two young children, husband, and pug. Becoming a mom has no doubt been a life changing experience. I try to learn from the challenges of parenting by seeing life through their eyes. Perspective and compassion in this way has shown me the little miracles that exist in everyday life.
Yogi, Mom, Co-Owner
Yogi - Since starting my practice in my early twenties I have found that yoga has become essential in helping me maintain my mental and physical strength. It helps ground me in every aspect of my life... Yoga IS my strengthening center. I find that when I am on my mat, it is impossible to think about anything other than the present moment. It is my escape. It is my center. It is my play. It is my breath.
Mom - As a mother to two young children, I have found it extremely hard to maintain a daily practice or a practice at all. I wanted a place to practice yoga, be part of a community, and still have my children with me. I looked (and looked, and looked, and looked some more...), but to no avail. That is why I'm the biggest cheerleader for Breathe and Play Every Day. I'm excited to share my knowledge, passion, and empathy with sleep-deprived families everywhere.
Jack-of-all-trades - In my past life, I owned and managed "Lucky Dog," a Charlestown based dog walking company. My husband and I have kept ourselves busy learning how to renovate and fix up properties. Originally from New Mexico, I bring some west coast style to my east coast life. My happy place includes pristine turquoise water, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and a delicious cold drink in my hand.