I’m a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
After practicing many styles of yoga for over a decade, I completed teacher training in 2010 in the Anusara style with master teachers Ann Greene and Todd Norian. I’ve trained in Experiential Anatomy and Restorative Yoga with Judith Hansen Lasater and Yoga for the Nervous System with Bo Forbes. My teaching style is also influenced by Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar traditions.
I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I have worked with children, teens, families and women in private settings and in school settings.
I was a professional ski instructor for eight years (5 in Colorado, 3 in NH). I love being active…. skiing, swimming, biking and walking my dogs.
I have studied Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, with yogi, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner Cate Stillman. I’ve also studied Western Herbalism with the Boston School of Herbal Studies. I have a passion for working with our green allies of the plant world to build a healthy mind, body, community, and, ultimately, earth.
Over the past decade, I have studied and practiced mindfulness and Insight Meditation, with particular interest in mindfulness practice for stress relief. I continue to study mindfulness for youth in educational settings with Mindful Schools.
I currently practice meditation and study Shaiva philosophy with renowned scholar of Hindu Tantra, Paul Muller Ortega.
I am a Reiki Master. Reiki is a method of healing that taps into Universal Life Force Energy, providing deep relaxation and restoring optimal balance to one’s physical-emotional-mental-spiritual being. I have been trained and continue to study with my mentor, Joni Dittrich, in the Usui tradition as well as the profound Kali-Ki tradition — the Reiki of yoga!
My mission is to make the world a better place, one body at a time. To affect the whole, we need to start with the individual.
The regular practice of yoga and meditation leads to a healthy body and a calm life. People who are calm and healthy tend to show more compassion, gratitude and kindness to themselves and others.
As more and more people practice yoga, meditation and other contemplative practices, the ripple effect on our culture and on our world will be enormous.