Barbie took her first yoga class as a teenager but truly became hooked in her mid-twenties. Struggling with digestive issues, emotional imbalances and unsteady times in her life, she was looking for more grounding and the full mind-body-spirit experience from her physical activity. A friend reintroduced her to yoga and from then on, she has been practicing consistently for the last fifteen years.
Inspired to take her practice deeper and to integrate a complete yogic lifestyle she has earned teaching certificates, attended yoga retreats, and has almost completed her BA in Ayurvedic Integrative Health and Wellness.
Dedicated to this path Barbie is excited to continue learning and nourishing roots in this beautiful community. She is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Junction Hot Yoga behind-the-scenes team.
Outside of yoga Barbie works at the Moon Room crystal shop in West Seattle and is also a shamanic reiki and chakra energy practitioner and enjoys reading tarot. She is an herbal enthusiast and dreams of opening an apothecary and holistic center someday. She loves to spend time in nature as much as she loves to be cozy at home. She also loves to cook, read, write, knit, pretend like she can paint, Netflix & chill and spend time in her yard with her chickens, orange kitty and family.
OM Shanti and Namaste xo