The encouragement of physical activities played a huge role in Darla’s upbringing. Races fostered a healthy inner competition between Darla’s body and her mind. Participation in team sports not only exposed Darla to the challenges of rivalry, but also allowed her to explore the inner progression and turmoil an athlete experiences.
Darla earned a B.A. in Journalism and an M.S. in Financial Management, both of which provide a foundation for solid business operations. But not until teaching yoga and incorporating the practice of yoga in her daily life did Darla fully appreciate the connection between physical movement, breath, and a focused mind and how that connection affects daily living. Because of yoga, Darla began her true growth.
Darla co-owns Mindstream Yoga in Fort Collins, CO and is the author of The Cobalt Series, a young adult series of fiction books inspired by the innocence of Darla’s son, her own expansive imagination, and the lessons learned throughout her life.