Rebecca’s yoga journey began at home in 2012 as a compliment to running after a stress fracture in her foot landed her in Physical Therapy. As she realized how calm, grounded, and flexible the practice was making her she dove into it more and more. When Rebecca found her way to the Evolve Yoga Studio in 2018, she was inspired by the kindness and skill of the teachers and instantly felt at home in the community. After a late diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in 2020 Rebecca became more determined than ever to use yoga as a tool to help her body heal and recover. Battling chronic inflammation, arthritis and the side effects from long-term antibiotic use led her to Yin Yoga. She learned that in the long holds of Yin, the meridians of the body are stimulated so that stagnant chi can move and the body's innate ability to heal is enhanced. Once Rebecca unlocked this magic for herself her desire to learn to teach was born. She completed 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga & Ayurveda Center's Online Yoga School and obtained certification through the Yoga Alliance in March of 2022. Rebecca studied gentle forms of chair and restorative yoga and also introductory Ayurveda.
It is Rebecca's belief that everyone can find an increased sense of peace in their body through yoga. That physical and mental pain can be handled gracefully through a practice that rewires the body and brain to conquer, instead of admitting defeat. She hopes to share this with students and anyone who feels that need to find serene living in their own body.
Rebecca graduated from the L’Academie de Cuisine Culinary Arts Training Program in Gaithersburg, MD in 2000, the College of Southern Maryland in 2016, and the University of Maryland Global Campus in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Rebecca is a long time Southern Maryland resident who loves the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, supporting local farmer’s markets, cooking, running, hiking, Bluegrass, and riding motorcycles.