My journey to teaching yoga has been a twisting one of cause and effect!
Cello is my first love; I’ve been playing since age eight and am a professional cellist. My background as a musician led me to pursue a degree in Music Therapy. After doing end-of-life care as a Board Certified Music Therapist, I wanted to expand my clinical toolbox, and moved to Austin to complete my Master of Science in Social Work and obtain my LMSW.
Needing refuge from the heartache of working with survivors of trauma, I discovered yoga in a new way for quieting the mind and energizing the body, then began incorporating yoga asana and pranayama into my sessions with clients.
When the pandemic hit, I seized the opportunity to expand my formal yoga training, and completed my 200-Hour teacher training with Soul Strong Yoga in Round Rock. I ended up growing a baby during the entire nine-month program, causing prenatal yoga to be very near and dear to my heart. I am now a mother to beautiful baby Elowen! I enjoy hiking and backpacking, discovering new vegan food, wine tasting, traveling, and simply being with my family and friends.
Yoga (vinyasa flow and/or prenatal flow)
What to expect from a class with Adrienne
In my classes, we focus on mindfulness of movement, breath, and environment. We typically move through a juicy warm-up, sun salutations, a strengthening sequence, and have ample time to cool down into savasana. Whether you want to relax or energize your body and mind, I provide opportunities to power up or down to make the practice your own. I encourage you to give yourself grace and listen to what YOUR body is needing – we practice yoga, we do not perform it! I provide lots of cues to make movement accessible and advocate for the use of props to fill space for proper alignment. As a musician and music therapist, creating an experience through music is important to me! I carefully select appropriate music to facilitate energy throughout the practice, and sometimes even sneak in live music.
Fun fact about Adrienne
I love theatre and named one of my dogs after a character in Sweeney Todd…Lucy Barker!