To me, Yoga + movement are tools that I use to come back to the right here, right now. Growing up in Virginia Beach, I struggled with anxiety, feelings of low self-worth, and perfectionism. My first Yoga class in 2009 opened my eyes to all that was possible through this practice. After being a student for about a decade, I traveled to India to dive deeper into this ancient practice. I completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh and decided to move to New York, NY to become a school teacher, using mindfulness + movement to help the little ones I so adored. When it became a reality that I could actually make a living while being a Yoga teacher full-time, I jumped at the opportunity. I worked my way up, teaching as often as I could, “getting the reps in” as my mentors used to say. After 4 years of teaching full-time, I have honed my voice – clear, encouraging, thought-provoking; I have honed my style – anatomically-focused, creative, individualistic; and I have honed my why – so you can feel truly connected to your body + all of its wondrous abilities. For the past year plus, I have been traveling around the US, stopping in cities for a month at a time with my partner and our 2 pups, all while teaching my 1:1 clients + group classes virtually.
Some fun facts…I have a love for anything made with cilantro, chili + lime, and have been brewing my own kombucha for 6 years. I lived in Australia for a year, and have explored over 25 countries on this beautiful planet. My adjacent passion (right up there with Yoga) is mental health and trauma healing, and I’ll be going to grad school in 2022 to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I lead a small group women’s-healing program called Grow Upward, centered around inner child + attachment healing, that has helped change dozens of women’s lives since May 2020. If you’re looking for a chance to get to know yourself + your body in a safe, community-oriented space, you’ve found the right teacher.
Trainings & Certifications:
200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, 2016
40 Hour Certified Kids Yoga Teacher, YogaFun, Melbourne, 2016
85 Hour Certified Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Prenatal Yoga Center, NYC, 2019
120 Hour Certified Pilates Instructor, East River Pilates, NYC, 2020
Besides joining my livestream classes and checking out my on-demand video library of 100+ flows, here are other ways you can work with me:
- Private or semi-private yoga sessions
- Corporate yoga classes
- Residential yoga programs
- Pre/Postnatal + kids yoga
- In-person (Denver, CO) or virtual over Zoom
Here’s what a few of my corporate yoga clients have to say…
“Madison led a great yoga session at our remote team offsite. It was perfectly calibrated to be accessible and beneficial to all levels of yoga experience, and was a fantastic way to get everyone up, moving, and ready to contribute to the upcoming sessions!”
“Madison hosts remote Yoga & Meditation sessions for our company and it is a wonderful way to unwind at the end of a work from home day. Madison excels at guiding people through poses and her setup is ideal for being able to view each position and hear her instructions clearly. I really appreciate that she offers alternate instructions in order to make positions easier and harder. Our team has varied yoga experience so this is ideal for us, we are all able to get a relaxing session regardless of ability. Thanks for everything, Madison!”