I consider myself a stained-glass window…My job is not to direct anything, but only to filter into many colors…And there you have me.” -C. JoyBell
I started practicing yoga at a young age and began my formal studies while in college. I always knew I wanted to share my passion and the impact it had made on my life. I attribute yoga to saving my life in my teenage years when suffering from an eating disorder and a broken back. I went off to college and took time to travel, connect, and create. In 2017, after opening my eyes to the possibilities of our world, I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography and Foreign Language. My education continued when given the opportunity to intern as a trauma-informed yoga instructor at the Children’s Law Center in Denver. That internship has played a pivotal role to reaffirming the power of yoga and why I not only wanted to, but needed to, share it with the world. I moved to Jackson in 2017 and have since worked in social services and have been instructing to a variety of people (all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, languages, social status, age, etc).
Yoga is for everyone and I strive to be able to share it with you no matter if it’s your first or millionth time on your mat. I offer both public yoga classes as well as private instruction. Every time you come to your mat you’re invited to move away from the casual and the habitual and towards the intentional and self-aware. This is where the magic exists, in present awareness and outside of comfort zones. Let’s create magic together!