“Love what you do and do what you love. Passion is the key that opens the door to joy and abundance.” -David Cuschieri

When I think of passion, I think of something that ignites the spark inside of me. I think of something that makes me want to get out of bed in the middle of winter, and something that I could talk about nonstop for hours. For me, that passion is yoga. I discovered yoga during my junior year of high school, when my math teacher told me about a studio nearby that she went to. I was super intrigued, as I had heard all about the endless benefits of yoga. Nervously, I went the following evening to my very first Slow Burn class. The staff at the studio welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home. After class, I walkedscreen-shot-2016-09-16-at-3-32-37-pm out of the yoga room feeling like an entire new person. I had no stress at all, and I was beaming with joy. I later found myself attending every single yoga class- every single day of the week. My favorite class at my  studio was the Hot Vinyasa class, a fast paced workout class in a hot room. Sometimes, I would even go to class twice a day! I was later offered a job at the front desk as a receptionist, and I gladly accepted. I met so many incredible people, got the opportunity to attend multiple different workshops, and my outlook on life was always positive. The energy in the studio was so amazing that I would look forward to going to work- and that can be rare to find! I worked at my studio up until I went off to college, and I am so excited to be able to continue my practice up in Mount Pleasant. Yoga has changed my life (for the better- of course) and I am so thankful to have stumbled upon it. I dream to one day go through the yoga teacher training program to become a certified yoga teacher and share my passion with others.

Another passion of mine is nutrition. After finding my love for yoga, I also realized that I was enthralled with healthy and clean eating. I became obsessed with cold pressed juices, as to which my friends would always make fun of me for spending $12 on a bottle of juice. I would cook healthy meals back at home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When I had spare time, I would find myself looking up recipes to make dairy free ice cream and intricate new salads. I was in love with the way that clean eating made me feel, and I was always filled with energy. Clean eating also helped me discover what I love to do, and I decided to major in Dietetics. Following my passion for love and fitness, I became a health and wellness coach with Herbalife, and I create meal plans and workout plans for clients I have. I love training people in the gym and showing people how their bodies can move in crazy ways. I fell in love with lifting weights, and I go to the gym at least 5-6 times a week. I can’t wait to continue on this healthy eating journey up at Central!