I created thixotropy as my place to practice the healing art of massage, and as a place to teach and practice yoga. It’s a place that I’ve put my heart into, a place to share and teach what I’ve learned, and a place to come together and experience our-selves, just as we are in this moment.
I hope you’ll come check it out.
I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I danced from the age of 3, went professional in my 20’s, and found yoga as the natural complement. My yoga journey started in college where I was pursuing a BFA in modern dance and choreography from Ohio State. While there, I had my very first yoga class (Iyengar), and was immediately hooked. I continued to practice on and off and then I became certified to teach in 2005 while living and working in Atlanta, GA. Once I received my certification I did a deep dive, and traveled around the country learning from as many teachers as I could. Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Rodney Yee, and Coleen Saidman were some of the teachers that I studied with, along with countless others in local studios that I came across in my travels.
An avid learner, I devoted years to the study of anatomy and physiology. I began to use yoga to rehabilitate my body from injury. Therapeutic massage opened up a whole new world of techniques that combined with my experience with movement, has lent me a unique perspective on the healing arts. This experience, combined with my years of movement study, has informed the way I practice and the way that I teach. My first love is vinyasa, whereby the body and mind are united through the vehicle of the breath. Every movement has a corresponding breath, exhaling with the contraction and inhaling with the extension. For me it’s the dance of all of these ideas intertwining and resulting in a deep sense of relaxation and a feeling of renewal.