Colleen migrated South to attend the College of Charleston way back when the Cooper River Bridge was only 2 lanes and Mt. Pleasant had no traffic. She’s been living and loving life in the Lowcountry ever since.
In the mid-90s, Colleen began exploring yoga and since then has been committed to evolving with her steady yoga practice on the mat. She attended several local studios before finally finding “her people” at Gaea. Gaea was the first studio where she felt truly comfortable. The studio environment was safe and nurturing and encouraged yogis of all levels to delve deeper into their practice free from judgment.
Colleen credits yoga with helping her through some of the most trying times of her life. She is a breast cancer survivor and was also diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. She’s had two total hip replacements and one revision. Gaea Yoga offered Colleen the space and guidance to heal her body and soul. Making a total recovery, she firmly believes she would not be mobile today without the profound health benefits that a yoga practice provides. It was during her recovery period that Colleen decided to pay it forward and become a yoga instructor so that she might help others going through similar challenges that she once faced.
Focusing mostly on Yin Yoga, Colleen aims to be a light in dark places and encourages students to be gentle with themselves.
In her free time, Colleen can be found fishing the Intra-coastal waterway with her husband, visiting her son in Chicago, and zipping around town in her vintage BMW with her new Corgie, Georgie Girl.