Hello, I'm Tj

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain

Hi, I’m Tj - a seasoned Yoga Instructor, Communicator, Journey Guide, Ayurvedic care practitioner, and Certified Women’s Health Coach based in Franklin, KY.


My path into yoga and health coaching is a bit unconventional. After spending decades in Marine Fisheries and Sustainable Seafood, I jumped into Yoga and Health Coaching following a transformational self-study trip to Ojai California. During that journey, it became clear to me on every level: I needed to be my healthiest self in mind, body and soul in order to be the best mother, sister, daughter, friend and colleague I could possibly be to those around me. Now every day, I bring my passion, teachings and learnings everywhere possible to help women embrace their authentic healthy self.


My goal is to help every person I work with feel like a badass as they welcome positive change into their lives. I consider myself a modern yogi with old school training. You’ll find a “hippy dippy” vibe from me with a yogic foundation based in holistic truths. I’m trained and certified to serve people just like you on their yogic and health journey.

I became mesmerized with how the body can be at its strongest at any age. I am able to suggest and instruct specific stretches, positions, and movements to help properly engage a woman’s body for strength, flexibility and longevity by creating an inner-connected mind, body and spirit.

As women, we are the hardest on ourselves, often sabotaging our efforts at success, love and health. But I believe all women have the power inside themselves to achieve the improvements they seek.  I simply guide, support and empower my students and clients as they explore their own bio-diversity, transform specific aspects of their lives and grow as beautiful women.


As a Yogi, I believe no one can be an "expert" when it comes to mind, spirit and body journeys. With every circumstance, comes a new opportunity to learn and grow in awareness. This is the basis from which I teach. I will never ask you to know all and be perfect — in fact, I expect you to be IMPERFECT!

As a yogi practicing in my 20’s, I focused on Ashtanga, Vinyasa and power, power, power.  As a more experienced instructor and practitioner now, I infuse my power practices with yin, meditation, Tai Chi, Kriyas’, Mudras, Pranayama and savasana (to name a few).  I look forward to sharing all disciplines with you.

I am also a certified women’s health coach.  I offer clients 1:1 meetings and wellness programs to help achieve your goals. Together, we co-create completely personalized actions plans based on your goals to move toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.  I believe health and wellness go beyond food and exercise. Stress and unknown anxiety has a way of taking us off course. I’ll help you identify the hidden complications in your life and tailor a plan for specific to you.


I am a Core Power, Yoga Works, Hanuman Academy, Yoga Veda Institute trained yoga instructor currently studying with Shiva Rea, Dylan Werner and Akanda Yoga.  I have been actively teaching for 3+ years, taught more than 500 hours, and worked with yogis from 5 to 85. I have studied and practiced yoga since 1995.

I am also an Aerial Yoga teacher certified through Transcend Yoga and a StandUp Paddleboard teacher through FloYo. I am engaged in my Ayurveda yoga practitioner training and am a facilitator for the Yoga Veda Institute. I combine science and technology to empower positive life transformations for women 45 + through my teachings. I offer classes, private sessions, workshops and retreats in-person, virtually and around the world.

I have had the honor to work with:

  • Dylan Werner

  • Elena Brower

  • Saul David Raye

  • Sianna Sherman

  • Seane Corn

  • Janet Stone

  • Dayna Seraye

  • Jai Devi

  • Shiva Rea

  • Andy Betoncourt

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned practical lifestyle management techniques and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between. I combine my yoga training and biology background (a Masters’ Degree) to help my clients with a myriad of goals including, but not limited to:

  • Lose weight

  • Gain confidence in themselves

  • Love their body (again, or for the very first time)

  • Incorporate more movement into their day-to-day lives

  • Reduce stress

  • Discover their passions

  • Get into their creative groove

  • Improve relationships

  • Much more


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Great! If you’ve gotten this far, I’ll bet you’ll like exploring what I offer my students and clients. Check out the Franklin studio, online classes, and (hopefully soon again), in person yoga and health coaching services.