Born and raised in South Carolina, Summer has been involved in competitive sports since 1999. She earned degrees in International Business and German from Converse College, where she played collegiate volleyball as a Setter and Middle Back. After graduation, she competed in NPC Bodybuilding/Figure/Bikini competitions for 10 years, and went on to earn her CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kettlebell, Johnny G Spinning Instructor and NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach Certifications.
Her orthopedic surgeon recommended yoga to her after treating her for multiple sports related injuries. She didn’t think it would “do anything” for her, but quickly fell in love with yoga; particularly arm balances and inversions.
She has been practicing yoga since 2011 to include Master Classes with Kathryn Budig, Briohny Smythe, Dice Iida-Klein, Irene Pappas and Taylor Harkness, graduated with 200 hours as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in April 2016 from Zanti Power Yoga and trains inversions under world-renowned movement coach Steve Atlas. Summer currently leads Power Flow 60 and Power Flow 75 at Soul Yoga where you can expect strength, creative sequencing and self-care in her classes.