My yoga classes are gentle, nurturing, playful, and celebratory, with a focus on alignment and body positivity. They are open to all genders and the bodies they occupy. I believe that yoga is a practice that is beneficial to people of all sizes, abilities, and ages, and I am committed to making this practice accessible to all.
I became a certified yoga therapist in 2015, completing Niroga Institute’s rigorous program accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and in 2013 I got certified to teach Curvy Yoga. I completed my Yoga Alliance-approved training in 2008, and I have completed over 1000 hours of professional training. I have also earned certificates from Amy Weintraub’s LifeForce Therapy Yoga for Anxiety and Depression (Level I Practitioner), Niroga Institute’s Dynamic Mindfulness Training, and three programs for children’s yoga: Creative Yoga and Movement for Children, Yoga Ed, and Niroga Institute’s Teaching Yoga to Youth.
Before focusing on yoga full time, I earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology with an expressive arts therapy certification and worked for years in community mental health settings. A multiple-subject teaching credential led to eight years of work in public and private school classrooms and with home-school programs. All of these experiences positively inform my yoga practice and teaching.
In addition to my weekly Yoga I and Curvy Yoga classes (please see my schedule page), I also see private clients interested in yoga instruction or yoga therapy for chronic conditions, stress resilience, active rehabilitation, and healthy aging. You may also see me as a substitute teacher or a participant in many yoga classes in the area!
I look forward to sharing this practice with you.