I found yoga some 20 years ago while living in New York City. Coming from an athletic background, I immediately enjoyed how disarming yoga made me feel. I began to better appreciate and understand the mechanics of my body. As I cultivated a daily practice, I gained a better sense of self through the integration of body, mind, and spirit. After developing a consistent practice, I decided to take a leap and earn my 200-hour yoga teacher certification in NYC, and from there, I began offering Vinyasa-based classes and private sessions in Manhattan.
Upon relocation to California in 2008, I have continued to lead yoga classes and offer private instruction. I also began my true passion of Yoga Therapy in serving individuals and groups who are seeking relief and healing from chronic pain, disease, injury, stress/anxiety, etc. As part of this journey, I earned my certification as a Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapist’s (IAYT) accredited 800-hour training program.
In addition, I thoroughly enjoy working with young athletes, through yoga, to improve athletic performance, enhance inner resiliency/focus, and to foster competitive mindfulness.
I hold numerous specialized certifications from various programs including, Yoga for Amputees, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Yoga For Scoliosis, The Veteran’s Yoga Project’s Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery, and both the 400-hour Advanced Yoga and Yoga for Youth trainings with the Niroga Institute.
Prior to discovering yoga, I played volleyball at the collegiate level at the University of Southern California (USC) where I earned a full-athletic scholarship and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. I live in Santa Clara County with my three beautiful children.
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