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  • 43 references 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 49, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • massage therapist, yoga instructor, and office work to fi...
  • I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Exercise Science
  • From Ballinger, TX
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About Me


To live and teach yoga compassionately, while trying to figure out how to make travel a full time gig


I love practicing and teaching yoga and "yoga geeking out" about the details of asana. I also love sunshine, the beach, the ocean, the pool next to the beach, the sand between my toes - ALL things warm & sunny! I learned to surf a couple of years ago in Southern California, but i need to relearn. I am in love with the Big Island of Hawaii. I plan to travel in South America for a bit in the next year or two, as well as Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and The Canary Islands.

The Amala Foundation, a non-profit I volunteer with, is very near and dear to my heart, so please check it out and get involved, if you feel inspired to.

I am open to traveling and working almost anywhere with a good vibe and lots of sunshine. I look forward to meeting new and interesting people from all over the globe, including you!


Live compassionately ~ Love fearlessly ~ Laugh uncontrollably :0)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I joined CS at the suggestion of some great friends who took a 7 month journey/honeymoon and had nothing less than great experiences within the CS network. I joined CS, then went to Hawaii for a month of self inquiry, and had an amazing experience, thanks to my first host. Upon returning to Austin, I was invited to an ATX meet up ~ life hasn't been the same since. I've met the best friends anyone could hope for, and I try to be the best I can to them and any visiting surfers. Come see us in Austin!!!! :)


Every experience I've had has been wonderful. I've met amazing, compassionate people and I've had a great time! The trust potential within this organization is amazing and leaves me very hopeful about the future of our world.


sunshine, water, warm weather, TRAVEL!!!, music festies, camping, LaUgHing, DANCING!!, hiking, biking, jogging, GiggLing, ultimate frisbee, playing on playgrounds, playing with kiddos (especially my ELEVEN nieces and nephews), hula hooping,surfing, any water &/or sunshine involved activity, photography, the psychology of personality types, being kind and having others be kind to me, cartwheels, handstands, yoga, kickball, slip-n-slides, the smell of old books, when you flip through the pages...

I am extremely interested in taking the 4 day journey/hike/life changing experience up to Machu Picchu in Peru. I would also like to study Thai massage in Thailand and stay a while and teach yoga there. I'm also open to whatever adventures the universe has in store for me, wherever the road leads me...

  • books
  • photography
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • capoeira
  • yoga
  • marathon
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • juggling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • kickball
  • anatomy
  • psychology
  • volunteering
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Mumford & Sons, Trampled by Turtles, The Black Keys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jack White in any form... The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Boombox, Bassnectar, Balkan Beat Box, The Black Crowes, Michael Franti, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation,The Marley tribe, Manu Chau, Gypsy Kings, Gotan Project, Bajofondo, Macaco, Mano Negra, almost any world music with rhythm, anything that makes me want to move...

Books: Love, Freedom, Aloneness (OSHO), The True and The Questions (Sabrina Ward Harrison), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), True Love (Thich Nhat Hanh), Letting go of the person you used to be (Lama Surya Das), Flow (Csikszentmihalyi), Marley & Me (John Grogan), Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert), Let My People go Surfing(Yvon Chouinard), The lonely planet guide to... (insert destination) and the Harry Potter phenomenon...

Movies: It's a challenge for me to sit still long enough to enjoy a movie (I'm usually multi-tasking while watching) but some that i have seen and enjoyed: 180 degrees South, Into the Wild, Love Actually, Ocean Men (an AMAZING documentary about free diving), Bra Boys (about a surf gang on Maroubra Beach in Australia), Motorcycle Diaries, Grind, Lords of Dogtown, Step into Liquid...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Years ago, I raised $4500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and ran a marathon in Cozumel for Team in Training (a program they sponsor) in honor of my dad, who died of pancreatic cancer. In 2010, I ran a 1/2 marathon for the same reason.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Yoga, anatomy & physiology (I'm no expert, but I'm fascinated with the human body and the aspects of preventative care for it - I'm a bit of a mind/body nerd :)

Learn: SPANISH - teach me, PLEASE! :), photography (bought a canon rebel XS for my hawaiin adventure, I am fascinated with it and love to capture what i see, but would love to learn some mad skills with it :)

I am also open to suggestion on where to travel, how to travel on a budget, how to work in other countries, or anything of the sort that you think I might be interested in!

Specifically, I would love to learn Capoeira, salsa dancing, to juggle, to spin fire, and new hula hooping skills.

Share: stories, experiences, couches, fun in the sun, random play, ideas on how to make travel and experiencing the world a full time job/play.

Countries I’ve Visited

Greece, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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