Welcome! I am an E-RYT 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and an Energy Medicine Yoga (EMYoga) Master Teacher and an EMYoga Rx Practitioner. I’m also a Reiki II Practitioner, and have certifications in Acupressure Meridian Therapy from Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., and in Essential Chinese Medicine from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
My yoga classes focus on integrating the body and mind through sensory and breath awareness, as well as mindful movement through the yoga postures. Each person is unique and the poses are brought to meet the individual’s body and energy level. The ultimate goal is a return to wholeness, including stress reduction, a sense of well-being, increased flexibility, balance and strength.
In 2008, I completed my 240 hour teacher training at North Carolina School of Yoga in Raleigh with Chandra Om and went on to complete my 500 hour teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC in 2014. I hold certifications in hatha, vinyasa (flow), yin, prenatal, children’s, gentle and restorative yoga, as well as meditation. I’m also certified in the Yoga Warrior method for trauma, PTSD and traumatic brain injury and I have a Yoga for Seniors instructor’s certificate from Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC. In 2020, I completed EMYoga Master Teacher Training with Lauren Walker and served as her teacher assistant for her online Foundations yoga teacher training. EMYoga amplifies the restorative power of yoga by also realigning the body’s energy systems (meridians, chakras and more). In 2021, I continued my studies in Chinese Medicine with Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., and advanced yoga anatomy with Donna Farhi, and with Lauren Walker combining EMYoga and tuning forks.
Summer Solstice Yoga in Times Square, NYC. That’s me in the light blue and black in the lower right corner. It was bliss!