Owner & Instructor, E-RYT 200, RYT-500
Let me start off by saying "I Love Yoga". I started taking classes 14 years ago when I was having a hard time making friends in ABQ after moving here from Ohio. I left a life that I had spent 20+ years creating and the friendships were something I missed tremendously. I went to classes regularly in an effort to meet people and ended up falling in love with the practice! Through the years I would binge on the practice and then take small breaks from it. No matter where I was in my life, I always ended up coming back to my mat. In June 2015, I decided to take a jump and enrolled in 200 hr Level 1 Ashtanga Teacher Training. After receiving my certificate I then decided in September 2015 to start YogaZo so that I could bring classes to ABQ that were friendly for every level of Yogi and not intimidating. Fast forward (through a lot of ups and downs) to the present time and YogaZo has taken a life that I couldn't have even imagined if I tried. We are a close knit community that welcomes everyone from any walk of life. Our goal of #yogagivingback has allowed us to donate over $75k and counting as well as given me the opportunity to meet a world of beautiful humans that I otherwise might not have had the chance to meet.
In 2023 I decided to shift what YogaZo was offering and take a step back from running a full-time mobile yoga studio and get back to my practice of yoga and teaching in settings that facilitate a bit more of what my life is demanding now. Bliss In The City is now the new YogaZo and I am continuing YZ in name and spirit through private classes, corporate offerings and hopefully a new life in the future. I'm not sure what that will look like but I'm so glad you're here and on this journey with me!
Certifications: 200 E-RYT, 300 RYT, CPR Certified, Continued Education in Level 1 Inversions & Level 2 Inversions
Curious about the name?
YogaZo is named after my sweet pup Zoey who unfortunately passed away in May of 2015 right before I became a certified Yoga Teacher. She was constantly by my side even through my at home practice. She was and still is my favorite down dog! When I lost her I wanted something that was so near and dear to my heart to still be a part of my day to day life, so here she is via YogaZo!