Samantha has been practicing yoga for more than seven years, and connected deeply with the practice as a means of healing after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014. Feeling called to share this mode of mending with others, she made the slightly irresponsible decision to purchase a one-way ticket to India to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training in holy Pushkar in early 2017. She spent her time there studying under guru Swamiji Kaprii, eating her weight in chapati, and actively avoiding being pickpocketed by the local monkeys. Sam studied Raja yoga, which views yoga as a way of life - a continuous journey on and off the mat - unifying body, mind, and spirit. She enjoys intertwining these mindful morsels and breathing techniques into her classes, ensuring the flow is accessible to every and any ability level, and encouraging yogis to honor their body, their breath, and their being.
She’s been writing poetry since the moment could haphazardly stream together sentences. Beliefs have always bloomed on paper, solace has always been found in the weaving of words and intentions. And most recently, healing has become the process of unlearning and unearthing; dusting off the bones and welcoming home that wild, whispering awareness.