Yoga has been an integral part of my life since 2000. However, a several years ago, my teaching and my personal practice took a turn. I saw how yoga benefited so many with issues like stress and back pain, but on the other side of the coin I also saw those that group yoga classes often were not appropriate for those with injuries and medical conditions. This twofold dilemma, along with imbalances in my own body after years of practicing Vinyasa Flow, led me to yoga therapy. I knew that yoga safely applied specifically to certain conditions could offer a myriad of health benefits. I enrolled in Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2012, ten years after my initial certification, and have been going strong since.
Yoga has has helped me overcome a series of challenges that shaped my life… including suffering from physical pain and injuries, the trauma and heartache of divorce, pelvic floor issues and struggling with my own anxiety and panic attacks. As a yoga therapist and teacher, I get to support others through their life challenges. When I began my Yoga Therapy journey I could never have known how profoundly it would change my life and the lives of those I work with.
Combined, I have over 1500 hours of training in both yoga instruction and yoga therapy and 20 years experience teaching yoga. I am fully certified in both yoga instruction and yoga therapy and its various techniques. I have completed a multitude of conferences, workshops, and trainings, including Pelvic Floor Yoga, Yoga for Scoliosis, Yoga Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis and Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (anxiety, panic, PTSD)
My programs, services, and tools help clients relieve physical symptoms, reduce emotional distress, and alleviate the physical discomfort and emotional concerns they may be experiencing.
Want to know more about me personally?
Here are ten fun facts:
- I love to paddleboard
- I have twelve chickens
- I once rode English and competed in horse shows in jumping and dressage
- I am am avid hiker
- I am the mother of five amazing kids
- Four adorable boys call me Nana (with 2 more on the way!)
- 4 rescue dogs of various sizes and breeds wiggled their way into my heart
- Even though I prefer the warmth and shorts and flip-flops, I have a boot fetish
- I love making things with macramé and beads
- My favorite place to read is in my car at the park