Artist and Yoga Instructor
Why "Nova Zen?"
I worked as a teacher in schools in the areas of deaf education, special education, and art education for nearly ten years. After my daughter was born, I decided to make art creation and yoga instruction my career to be more present for my family; making this leap is the happiest decision I've ever made. I am so grateful for the new peace I have found.
Art has always been my first love. I paint nearly every day with work ranging from miniatures to mural designs. I create paintings with media including watercolor, acrylic, ink, and colored pencil. I love to use vibrant colors and light, and I hope my work can offer the viewer little worlds that provide a sense of joy and mindfulness. I am happy to collaborate and take custom orders of any size and subject. I hold a lifelong art education license (K-12) in the state of WI earned through Concordia University's graduate teacher certification program (2018) and a minor in visual fine art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2011).
I have been practicing yoga since 2007 and teaching yoga since 2013. I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program at the former Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Center in Milwaukee, WI and an additional certification program in the area of pre/postnatal yoga through Yoga Education Institute.
Join one of my weekly classes in Wauwatosa, WI.
Janesville Mural Installation
CBS Dane County September 2020
Parent and Child Yoga Instruction
CBS Milwaukee County March 2020