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, the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Institute, Jenni Rawling's Pain Science Program, Yoga Medicine's Yoga for Mental Health, Yoga for Amputees, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Yoga For Scoliosis, The Veterans Yoga Project’s Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery, ShivaShakti's Yoga with Seniors, Level One Tantra Meditation, and both the 400-hour Advanced Yoga and Yoga for Youth trainings with the Niroga Institute.
My ongoing efforts include non-profit work and support for organizations, including Veterans Yoga Project, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, and Nancy's List.
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 South Florida with my three beautiful children.