At 19, I was in a terrible car accident that left me with debilitating back and neck pain. At 23, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and two herniated discs in my low back. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t bend over to touch my toes. Doctors told me that I needed surgery and were prescribed medications to ease the pain. Thankfully, I didn’t have the surgery, but I grew dependent on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. Exercising was out of the question. I had never been one to exercise, but the thought of trying to move my body more than sitting on the couch was overwhelming.
At 27, I found yoga and Pilates and began to change my life. At age 33, with my husband and two baby boys (just 18 months apart), I moved to Florida and started Beach Yoga with Kerri. I ran local yoga classes at the beach for just $5. Everything seemed perfect, except my marriage was falling apart. My husband and I separated due to his alcoholism & my world was devastated. I began searching for healing, not only for my fibromyalgia but also in my marriage.
It took many years of therapy, marriage counseling, & a 12 step recovery to restore what was lost. I have learned our body will speak to us, and through the mind-body connection, we can see precisely what is needed just by listening.
Today, my husband and I have the relationship I have always dreamed of. No, it hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. I am living a life I never thought possible. I can do things with my body that doctors told me were impossible. I desire to help others discover that they can change and find freedom in their mind, body, and spirit.
I’m here to tell you change can happen for anyone, and all it takes is a willing spirit and the courage to take the first step.
Let’s mix it up today with some Fabulous Fusion! This class offers Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates to give you a well-rounded practice. You might want two yoga blocks for this class. Enjoy!
For today’s class, I have an excellent Pilates resistance band workout for you that will leave your tush feeling TORCHED! 🔥 You will want a heavy-duty resistance band and a chair or couch for today’s workout.
Today’s practice is a gentle yoga flow that will help your body relax and let go of tension and stress. I filmed this class while in Hawaii visiting the Kona Cost! You don’t need any equipment for this class. All levels.
This class will help you wring out all the tight spots, get you moving and grooving and leave you feeling amazing. Today’s class will focus on poses that help you with the mind-body connection. You might want two yoga blocks for this class.
Today’s circuit class will work your legs, arms, and abs in just 17 minutes! You will want a set of dumbbells for this class. Don’t be afraid to go a little heavier because each round is short! Enjoy!
Are you ready for some Magic Movement?! This full-body workout will have your entire body feeling the fire using the Pilates magic circle. Enjoy the burn!
Today’s class is all about moving our bodies in a way that helps us create more mobility. Today’s focus is on hips, hamstrings, shoulders, and back flexibility. You will want two yoga blocks for this practice.