I started taking yoga classes when I was going to Chico State in 2003 . I took the classes to get some exercise and also before my biology & chemistry classes. The classes helped me feel more relaxed and focused. I have continued to practice yoga over the last several years, but not on a consistent basis. I have always wanted to become a teacher but it seemed as if life was always getting in the way. After I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Chico State, I transferred to University of the Pacific and received a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am currently a part-time dental hygienist. I have two little boys, 6 and 3 and they are my pride and joy. They are very busy and keep me on my toes, but make me laugh every single day! Now that they have gotten older I decided to do a Yoga Teacher Training with Cathy and it has transformed my life. Becoming apart of this yoga community has been so amazing and the healing that I have received from the teacher training has been life changing. I am so excited to be teaching at Awake and can’t wait to share all that I have learned and hope that I can also create amazing experiences for the students that come to the Awake Studio!