I love loud music. I enjoy a great dance party. My favorite color is blue. I am married to my high school sweetheart, we have a mini-schnauzer named Patrick Bateman (he's the studio mascot) and a kiddo named Max Asher. I love to connect with others, to inspire and be inspired. I enjoy hiking, hanging with my family and eating. I love yoga and fitness and I love sharing things I love with other people. It is my mission to share yoga with others as a means to elevate, educate, support and inspire those I teach to be true to themselves, have more fun and fulfill their wildest dreams.
I completed my Master's in Clinical Psychology at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology in 2005 with a focus on adolescent and substance abuse treatment. I started practicing yoga while working on my thesis. All-nighters, minimal showers and an overall lack of self-care finally got me onto a yoga mat. Since then, I have completed two 200hr teacher training programs, level 1 yoga therapy through Loyola Marymount’s Yoga Therapy Rx program, a 300 hour teacher training and a whole lot of continuing ed.
After my first training in 2006 I got what it truly meant to be of service and felt a strong pull to spread the yoga love. It was a dream of mine for years to open a yoga studio/wellness center - to serve as a space for community and connection. For several years I told myself it wasn’t possible. I had a to do list that filled entire notebooks keeping me from living my dreams, expectations that were beyond impossible and an overall sense that I should stop trying all together. But, somewhere deep inside of me, I held on to the idea that if I let it, life could be good to me. Fast forward to 2013... One Down Dog became more than just an idea, it became a reality! I can’t wait to see where this reality takes us and look forward to seeing you on the mat!