Thea has lived many places due to her father being a Navy Seal. She has had the pleasure of living in Colorado and Virginia the longest and would call both places home. Since childhood she has used her hands in touch to sooth her mother’s aching feet. Her mother knew she should have a career in therapeutic healing so she recommended Thea to do Massage Therapy. In 2002, at age 22 she began her journey on the path of healing arts.
Thea attended the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga here in Blacksburg. There she graduated with her massage license and her first Level 1 yoga teacher training. She practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa with teacher Jeff Tiebout for 7 years in a mysore style of learning. In 2010 she continued learning yoga with teacher Anna Pittman of the Breathing space and continues to be guided by her teacher to this day. There she learned about Self Awareness, Hatha yoga, and is currently in the process of earning a certificate in Transparency Coaching.
She has also studied and taught: Homeopathy, Herbalism, Qigong, Reflexology, Superfood for medicine, Shamanism, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Children’s yoga, Senior yoga, Aqua yoga, Lymphatic yoga. She has over 1000 hours in yoga teacher trainings and will continue to be a lifelong student and teacher.
She is an independent Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist who specializes in the Lymphatic system and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Oncology Care Certified. She has taught regionally and is currently teaching at the Christiansburg Recreation Center, Christiansburg Aquatic Center, HK HighKicks, Jenn Brooks Yoga, The Yoga Santuary, Blacksburg Yoga Collective and at In Balance Yoga. She teaches to all levels with her focus is on being present in the moment.