Our studio is located at 420 Bridge Street near the intersection of 5th Ave N and Bridge Street. Parking is located at the rear of the building and can only be accessed from 5th Ave N by turning into the driveway on either side of Juice Bar. You are welcome to park in either the gravel lot or the paved lot. The entrance to the studio is at the front of the building on Bridge Street. Just walk through the backyard and up the lane on the right side of the building to the front entrance on your left. Do not park in the driveway next to the front door.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class to get checked in and settle into your spot in the yoga room. For the security of our clients and staff, the front door locks when class begins, and we are not able to accommodate any late arrivals.
We ask that all cell phones are on silent or do not disturb for peace and quiet during our classes.
I discovered my love of horseback riding at age 9 growing up in the heart of New Jersey horse country, just 20 minutes away from the United States Equestrian Team headquarters. I competed at the national level up and down the East coast in the Junior Hunters and Equitation, and went to the National Equitation Finals in 2007 and 2008. I then turned to riding in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) competitions during my college career at Wake Forest University (NC).
In my spare time and during school breaks I competed up to the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers in VT, NJ, and NC with my beloved partner Wacky. My time on horseback showed me the mental and physical strength I didn't know I had, but also caused a few injuries and minor concussions. During my time in college, I started looking for additional ways to move my body and stay fit as my time for riding decreased and my focus on academic pursuits increased.
While in graduate school at Northwestern University for a Master’s in Higher Education Administration and Policy, I solidified my passion for barre and yoga. I moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2015 and worked in higher education for a few years. I became a barre instructor in 2017 and completed my 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with NuPower Yoga in 2018. In February 2019, I left higher education to teach yoga and barre full-time. I completed my 300 hour Advanced Studies training through Asheville Yoga Center in January 2020, the same month I opened the physical home of Heart of Wisdom Yoga in Franklin, TN.
Yoga and barre are the only workouts I have ever found that challenge my body and mind in the same way as horseback riding. I have seen changes in my physical, mental, and spiritual health since starting my yoga practice. I strive to cultivate patience, nonattachment, and clarity in myself and my students both on and off the mat. When I'm not at the studio, you can find me cuddling with my rescue dog, Charm. She's my best buddy and a miracle dog. She's missing 12" of her intestines from a virus!