I started teaching yoga professionally in 2001 after years of transformation and healing from the practice. I knew that if yoga could help me then it will help others too, and I wanted to be a part of that! My experience in sharing yoga includes and extends beyond the yoga studios with teaching in medical and psychiatric facilities, group home, educational, collegiate, and corporate environments, and in retreats, teacher training, and online.
I am certified to teach Vinyasa, Power, Hot, Yin, Restorative, and Jivamukti yoga. My most influential teachers are my parents, my own practice/life, David Life and Sharon Gannon, the co-founders of Jivamukti yoga.
My interests in Reiki sparked when I began teaching yoga and over the course of 5 years of study and initiation, I certified as a traditional Usui and non-traditional Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. I have been leading certification trainings ever since, and working as a Reiki practitioner.
My love of learning and clarity for my life’s work inspired my graduate school studies. I completed my MS in Health Psychology where I focused my research on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral change, psychoneuroimmunology, stress and coping, neuroscience, and positive psychology. My studies qualified me for Psychotherapy licensure.
Post graduate school I studied and worked for Dr. Gabriel Cousens at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. I learned a lot about cellular regeneration, healing and detoxification through Organic RawFoods nutrition, and I got to experience my passion for organic food cultivation working on the community farms. I love to give my body organic raw and vegan foods, and to support clients with cleansing and recipe ideas, etc.
I have always had a sense of adventure! I have learned a lot from the elements and the human body working as a raft, kayak, and climbing guide, wildland firefighter, EMT, and Ski Patrol. I have lived in several conscious communities, and devoted a year of service to the domestic peace corps, AmeriCorps *NCC.
I share more of my life lessons and the ancient, but oh so hip, teachings of yoga, Reiki, etc. in my book, The Alchemy of Yoga: A Psychology Akin to Magic.
MS in Health Psychology, Psychotherapist
Certified Vinyasa, Power, Hot, Yin, Restorative, and Jivamukti Yoga
Certified Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher
2022 Functional Nutrition Counseling license
Embrace the power of collaboration in an effort to enhance my professional goals and the outcomes of my clients.
Self-Publish and Sell my Book: The Alchemy of Yoga: A Psychology Akin to Magic
Completion of Functional Nutrition Counseling license in 2022
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