I started my yoga journey in 1999 by attending my first class at Jivamukti Yoga in New York City. I have since logged multiple hours of practice, over 200 hours of teaching experience, two teaching certifications, and several hours of continuing education. In my practice I am drawn to Vinyasa yoga for the fluid pace, creative sequencing, and strength in the postures. When I teach, I bring this creativity and strength to my classes, and ensure my students are focused on being present in the body and mind. In my classes, I lead them through their personal practice with attentiveness, compassion, and humor.


Current Weekly Class Schedule:

Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30pm
Yoga Flow & Nidra -- Moon River Wellness

Saturdays 8:00 - 9:10am
Vinyasa 1/2 -- Big River Yoga

Upcoming Workshops:

Center Your Body, Find Your Voice: A Creative Writing & Gentle Yoga Retreat

May 19th, 2018 -- 10am - 3pm
Compass Center for Healing, 116 Chestnut St. East, Stillwater

Yoga faciliated by Amanda Hanlon
Creative Writing workshop facilitated by Elissa Cottle

This retreat offers a refreshing day to combine the joy and stretch of gentle yoga. An opening ceremony will start the day and center our mind, followed by a session of writing and yoga. We will break up the afternoon with lunch and a walk by the beautiful St. Croix River. The day will close with a session of yoga, writing, and a closing ceremony.

$115, Lunch included
Register by May 1st


Teaching Certification:

  • May 2016 - Laughing Lotus, San Francisco, CA -- RYT 200
  • May 2010 - Savannah Yoga Center, Savannah, GA -- RYT 230

Continuing Education:

  • "Tapas Training", David Frenk and Megan Doll, Your Yoga
  • "Hands On Assists", Robin Wilner, Laughing Lotus
  • "Fluid Vinyasa Workshop", Shiva Rea, Yoga Tree
  • "Anatomy Intensive", David Keil, Savannah Yoga Center

Teaching Experience:

  • 1/2018 - Current - Moon River Wellness, Stillwater, MN
  • 2/2017 - Current - Big River Yoga, Minneapolis, MN
  • 7/2016 – 8/2016 - The Ellington, Oakland, CA
  • 5/2016 – 7/2016 - Laughing Lotus, San Francisco, CA
  • 5/2010 – 5/2011 - Savannah Yoga Center, Savannah, GA

Professional Affiliations

  • First Aid Certified
  • Registered with Yoga Alliance
  • Fitness and Wellness Insured