Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor & Burn Reformer
I am an energetic instructor teaching classes, series, and workshops at Rocksteady. Over the years, I have studied and taught Pilates, TRX, group fitness, and myofascial release. Through this process, I have developed a passion for the biomechanics of healing. My study and practice has shown me time and time again that movement and adaptability are huge components to healing and preventing modern illness and injury. I am committed to using my classes as a pathway to help students tap into their natural mobility and vitality and athleticism; at the same time help open their minds to more free and easeful ways of moving through life. I teach many levels of yoga and myofascial release here at Rocksteady to assist anyone in moving their body more sustainably
As a former Division 1 swimmer, yoga introduced me to the idea of balancing brain and body. Over the last 10 years, yoga has remained a way for me to put my body back together after long bouts of training for trail & road marathons and long missions in the Wasatch range. I can help you do the same.
Yoga Instructor & Musical Guru
I have been a Massage Therapy instructor for The Myotherapy College of Utah and Myotherapy Institute of Massage since 1997 training students in Swedish, Sports, Acutherapy, Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology and many other modalities, in addition to maintaining a successful private practice and teaching alignment based yoga at Rocksteady Bodyworks.
Front Desk Guy / Janitor / Ownerrocksteadybodyworks@gmail.com or 801.277.9166
I am the Front Desk guy. I am the janitor. I am the designer. I am the project manager. I am the builder. I am the web guy. I am the phone guy. I have tons of hats and wear them all daily! Please direct all questions to me :)
Prior to getting my janitor gig, I had the honor of working for the founders of Black Diamond Equipment as the North American Sales Manager, ran biz dev for an Energy Efficiency consulting practice, was a Wind Turbine Contract Negotiator, worked in the Portland start-up culture when Portland was cool, and taught at the University of Oregon business school. I have found that professional paths aren't always linear. Go figure.
I recently started teaching Burn Reformer. I started training with Steph and Walker Willey in 2014. As a highly active rock climber, backcountry rider, and mountain biker, I immediately found that Burn gave me the connective strength I needed for performance without the pain or improper loading that can come with weight training. I specifically used Burn to train for the Grand Traverse in the Tetons, for hard descent tower ascents, and to ensure my body can consistently endure 50+ days a year of slaying backcountry pow. Seems to be working so far...
Feel free to come train with me. Let's get you strong. Remember, Rocksteady is for the living.
Rocksteady Mat Pilates Instructor
I started studying Pilates over twenty years ago. The idea of uniformed development and the mind-body connection I gained from my practice, enhanced my performance as an athlete. I received my professional Pilates teaching certificate ten years ago at Streamline Pilates in Salt Lake. Since then, I have been teaching a variety of classes ranging from mat classes to equipment classes to privates and duets. In 2018, I finished my Level Two yoga training at Rocksteady Bodyworks. My passion is helping individuals find better movement patterns, strength, mobility, and a strong connection between mind and body.
Burn Reformer Founder & Private Burn Sessions
I am a Salt Lake City native, wife, and mother of two beautiful daughters, who are my greatest joy. I grew up very active in sports including competitive soccer, dance, cheer, track and field, trail running, skiing, and horseback riding. After graduating from the University of Utah where I studied Broadcast Journalism and Business I moved to Los Angeles and that’s where I fell in love with Reformer Pilates.
After moving back to SLC I searched for an intense/cardio style reformer workout and found nothing, so I created my own called the BURN Reformer Method. I found you can get a high-intensity Reformer workout that will push your cardio endurance while minimizing the impact on joints. I feel this is the best of both worlds. Our short cardio bursts push the boundaries of endurance while Reformer strength training creates long and lean muscles. Combining these two principles is a very effective way to create positive change in your body.
I have been a group fitness trainer and fanatic since 2009. I am also certified in circuit training, TRX, and Xtend Barre. I am an alumni Ambassador for Lululemon helping to bring more fitness awareness to our local community. I hope to inspire people to live a healthier, happier life through fitness and overall wellness by pushing them to do more than they thought possible…BURN, baby, BURN!
Burn Reformer Founder & Instructor
Living in the foothills of the Wasatch and exploring the mountains have fuelled my curiosity from a very early age. Whether with family, friends, or solo, the mountains have provided many of the best experiences of my life. I have a healthy snow addiction and like to be on skis as much as possible in the winter months. In the summer I enjoy trail and road running, and standing on summits. I’ve always enjoyed being active and training to perform at a very high level. I started my athletic pursuits with skiing, hockey, and skateboarding at a young age, and have added running marathons and ultra-marathons. I am a lululemon Alumni Ambassador and love being a part of our local fitness community. My favorite thing about small group fitness and wellness classes are the relationships I’m blessed to create. I love watching clients transform physically and mentally as they become part of our family. Hearing their feedback about how they feel, how they’ve recovered from injury, or how they’re performing at a higher level than they have previously in their sport of choice is incredibly rewarding.
My family is by far the most important thing in the world to me. I am extremely fortunate to have an amazing wife, the creator of the BURN Reformer Method, Stephanie, and our two beautiful little girls. I wish to thank all of our clients, athletes, and friends for their continued support and the relationships I’ve developed with you over the years. Our fitness and wellness community would never be what it is without all of you.
Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor
I am a highly motivated and deeply passionate practitioner of movement and bodywork. I have a master certification from the Utah College of Massage Therapy and a 200-hour yoga teacher certification through the Integrated School of Yoga. I also have a red kundalini yoga certification from the Integrated School of Yoga. I have been practicing alignment and the art of well being for 15 years while diligently authenticating my language with my practical application. Through this process, I have been able to give people a clear cut path for recovery and also limitless development within their mind-body paradigm. I practice yoga and meditation daily and I strongly believe we can overcome any obstacle placed before us and recover from any injury sustained to us. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this amazing Rocksteady wellness team and community.
Sound Lab & Yoga Instructor
I haven't written my bio yet but I did launch Sound Lab with Dylan. Oh, you haven't been yet? Well get on it. Sound Lab is every Thursday evening at 8:15pm. It is a restorative practice while questing through crystal bowl sound frequencies. With a side of ambiance. See you there.
Ninth generation Californian who grew up in Utah. Fell in love with hot yoga in 2006 and have studied many styles on my journey including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Kundalini. In 2015 I began a meditation practice that would lead me on the teaching path.
As a mother who follows the sun and dances with the moon, organic ritualized movement is vital to my mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. It is my intention at Rocksteady to connect and create. To empower you to discover and hold sacred space for yourself.
My classes incorporate aromatherapy, breathwork, guided meditation, a special soundtrack, and loads of props to support your deepest release. Activate your subtle essence and restore that which already is while you experience Yoga Nidra, a blissful state between wake and sleep. Bring your own blanket if desired.
You can find me on my snowboard in the winter and wandering the Wasatch afoot with my family in the dry months. Shoulder seasons in the desert. Oh, that desert medicine!
The Wasatch peaks and rusted deserts of Southern Utah are the bedrock of my spiritual wellbeing. Growing up in Pleasant Grove at the foothill of Mount Timpanogos, exploring the mountains as a child was a luxury that was literally out my back door and cultivated a lifelong yearning for nature. At 12 years old, I found snowboarding, which became my community and love. In college, snowboarding connected me with my husband Chris, who is now an AMGA certified ski guide. Over the past two decades, snowboarding organically morphed into a thirst for wakeboarding, slalom skiing, rock climbing, and hiking in the mountains and deserts.
Yoga came into my life at 18 and taught me the power of acceptance, living in the moment, and self-love. Frequent yoga practice gives me the tools to alleviate stress and anxiety that builds up from our fast-paced lives, and provides a source of balance and breath work to enhance all the other activities I love.
In 2015 I received a 200-hour yoga-teaching certification from School Yoga Institute and immediately began teaching yoga to climbers. Then I experienced the Rocksteady modality of movement, and a multitude of chronic pains disappeared. I completed Rocksteady Level 2 training in the fall of 2018 and look forward to the Rocksteady 300 hour training starting in January 2020.
The Rocksteady modality is the antidote to our over paced, under-nurtured society; yoga, BURN Reformer, and massage are the tools that help me heal and perform. You may find the same is accurate for you!
Deep Tissue Sound Therapist
After my first experience with the Himalayan Singing Bowls I knew I had found my calling in life, and I’ve been training in advanced sound therapy and bodywork for 6 years now. My training comes from ancient traditions of the Himalayas, Thailand, workshops, experience in the field and various learned techniques to let the body heal naturally.
Over the years I have learned specialized techniques for utilizing sound and my skills go beyond simply playing the bowls and treating symptoms. I’m always looking deeper than what’s on the surface to find the source of the problem, and the bowls I use are perfect for this. Having been crafted by the traveling blacksmiths in the Himalayas over 300 years ago, these tools were created to get to the root of the problem weather it be emotional, psychological, or an old injury from 30 years ago.
During a session with me, bones adjust, trauma and long held emotions release, muscle tissue softens and the body and mind are able to relax.
I provide massage treatments at Rocksteady on Tuesday and Friday afternoon / evenings along with occasion Sound Bowl workshops.
I am rad. If you have been to my class, you already know that. If you have not, come find out. I'll try to get my bio done soon. I tend to stay fairly busy between my client work, teaching heart pumping Burn classes, and climbing & backcountry skiing with my main man and tea grotto connoisseur Brad Heller :)