Since 2003, I’ve trained and mentored non-traditional yoga teachers & yoga biz babes.

Think you don’t fit the mold of a yoga teacher?

The stereotype seems to be a yoga teacher who is size 2-4, modern-day contortionist who belongs on a glossy magazine cover. Her classes tend to be sweat-fests, and she shows off poses that intimidate the s**t of you. And everybody in class looks just like her.

Now imagine the yoga teacher who cares more about making a difference in the lives of others, and embraces the spiritual side of yoga. She guides you to connect with your body and be grateful for what it can do, and doesn’t care about your body shape or hers.

I mentor the second kind of teacher, and if that’s you, grab an iced tea and stick around.

200-hour certification

Now in its 17th year. The training that’s changed thousands of lives.

300-hour certification

When you’ve caught the bug and never want the learning to stop.

yoga biz babes

Your teaching skills are polished, now for some biz support.

The non-traditional revolution started here

If you’ve taken yoga in any north Texas yoga studio, chances are good you’ve taken from a Purple Lotus trained teacher. I have the oldest Yoga Alliance approved program in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.

I have more than 10,000 hours of teaching yoga, and for 16 years, I’ve been mentoring and certifying teachers, many of whom have gone on to start their own studios, teacher training programs, and other yoga related businesses.

You can be a non-traditional teacher too

While knowledge of the postures is the first step in becoming a skilled instructor, it’s not the only one. (And just because someone else CAN do all the cirque-like poses doesn’t mean they’d be a good teacher.)

It’s not about the yoga voice, Sanskrit-fluency or even wearing size 2 fancy pants….It’s about how the participants feel during and after class. With my Texas accent, butchered Sanskrit, and size 8-10 off-brand yoga pants, I teach one hell of a class.


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I'm always (okay, mostly) available for questions and conversations. I do my best to respond to all messages in less than 48 hours. But sometimes life--husband, house, school pick up--gets in the way. Regardless I look forward to connecting with you.