I have consistently been learning about, working with, and creating projects in the following areas since 2014.
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My foray into web development and design began in middle school, when I took this course with my Dad at a local community college. I learned how to create a simple website with scrolling marquees and links and all that jazz. Needless to say, I was hooked. Throughout high school I designed and maintained my own personal websites dedicated to my art I used to do and my obsessions (at the time, Sailor Moon and Ragnarok Online!).
Over time, I began blogging, first on the now dead Vox and then later on Wordpress and with that I grew more familiar with the Wordpress environment as well as creating web content. During college, I focused on other things, and my web development experiments took a back seat as I worked to first complete my undergrad in Spanish and second my masters in teaching. Once out of college and teaching, I began to blog about teaching and learning and created this site as a landing place for those wanting to get to know me better.
During the 2013-2014 school year, my interest in web development accelerated as I worked my way through Club Treehouse's wonderful and thorough projects as well as doing most of the learning tracks found on Codecademy. Needless to say, I had reawakened my passion for web development and web design. In the summer of 2014 I went off and got certified to teach yoga (another dream of mine checked off the list!) and when I came back I began to not only teach yoga in earnest, but dove head first into immersing myself into all the web development practice that I could.
Outside of continuing to hone my skills via Codecademy and Treehouse, I also took Rob Percivel's online web development course through Udemy. Additionally, I made the committment to bloc.io's mentorship program and look forward to starting that in January. In a lot of ways, though my journey began when I was in middle school, it is as though I am stepping into the world of web development anew. It is an exciting time and I look forward to what lies ahead!
My training has been in Kripalu Yoga, which is a style of yoga that is based primarily off of the teachings of Swami Kripalu, Hatha Yoga and the Eight-limbed Yoga Path as compiled by yogi Patanjali. Kripalu Yoga looks at developing the whole person through not only moral and ethical practices (the Yamas and the Niyamas) but also through nonjudgmental, passionate self-awareness. For myself, yoga is more than just the practice of postures (asana), but a way of living in this world with compassion for myself and for others.
Kripalu Yoga is an integrated system of self-transformation that empowers you to realize your full potential. The journey begins as you revitalize the body through postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. It deepens as you learn to focus awareness, enabling you to enter meditative states that awaken compassion and clear the mind. Through the practice of Kripalu Yoga, you discover how to nurture the roots of health, catalyze personal growth, live with greater skillfulness and joy, and transform your sense of what it means to be alive.
I am a graduate of the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training and I have been practicing yoga since 2009. In my classes I incorporate asana (posture) practice, pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) and meditation. The themes of my classes change, but it is always my intention to help my students cultivate body-mind awareness in a safe, supported environment. I look forward to exploring yoga with you in the future! If you have any questions about my experience, qualifications, or story please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Looking to take a class with me? Great! See below for details on where I’m teaching and what I’m offering.
Currently I am not teaching in a particular studio, but if you are interested in yoga lessons in a small-group or corporate setting, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to work with a group! All of my contact information can be found here.
Would you like to practice yoga in the comfort of your own home? Would you like more individualized attention for your yoga practice? I am currently accepting private yoga clients and would love to work with you. Head to my contact page to get in touch with me! I look forward to hearing from you.