Growing up in South Texas I knew nothing about yoga. I have been a hairdresser for 23 years. I found yoga about 10 years ago after visiting a massage therapist repeatedly for shoulder and neck problems due to my profession. My therapist suggested that I try yoga, after weeks of skeptic thinking a found a class at a local gym. It only took one class and I was hooked. I started attending workshops and conferences where ever I could. I desperately wanted to teach after 2 years of practicing. I received my 200 hour certification at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara California. My first class with Judith was at Estes Park Yoga Journal Conference. It was about 3 years later that I had an opportunity to take the Relax & Renew teacher training in Seattle. It was at this training that I learned that Judith was a fellow Texan who visited in my area every year. I invited her to Corpus Christi to have workshops for the South Texas Yogis. Through these workshops I have gotten to know how genuine Judith is. I am so fortunate to have her as a mentor and friend. In 2009 I traveled to New York to take the Advanced Relax and Renew training and to Dallas for the Experiential Anatomy.
My first yoga teacher, Gretchen and I founded Crossroads Yoga where I teach Hatha and Restorative Yoga. I assist Judith when she is in Texas and thoroughly enjoy the experience. I ‘m still a hairdresser with less aches and pains, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my family, playing with my 2 Bichon Frise puppies, and being “Tia Paula” to my nephew, Hayden.
The wonderful world of Yoga has helped me through the up and downs in my life. Yoga helps me keep a positive attitude and take things as they come. I have met wonderful people and have made some great friends from all over the country.