Photo by Rachel Sherman 

 

I am a yoga, dance, and meditation instructor, personal trainer, environmental educator, and freelance writer on health, fitness, spirituality and the environment. I offer classes, private sessions, and workshops integrating mind, body, and spirit for all ages and experience levels. I am also a trained facilitator of rituals and special events to commemorate occasions and life circumstances such as major transitions.

 

 

 

Teaching Philosophy 

The body holds an innate wisdom, but our culturally conditioned thoughts and habits often block us from accessing it. When we learn to trust and connect with the wisdom of the body we move toward balance and freedom. This is the main emphasis of my work.

 

I encourage each student to honor the present moment, to accept limitations even as they work to transcend them, and to keep moving towards the fullest expression of their own potential.

 

Education and Certifications

  NYC Teaching Fellow Spring Classroom Apprenticeship Spring 2013

Street Yoga Teacher Training Summer 2012

Bent On Learning Yoga Teacher Training Summer 2011

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT, 200 hour), graduate of Yoga Sutra Teacher Training Program, 2010

Institute for Circlework, trained facilitator since 2007    

 

M.F.A. Dance, University of North Carolina Greensboro 2003

 

Iyengar yoga training with Mary Reilly, Northwoods Yoga 1995-2000

 

Certified personal trainer, American Council on Exercise since 2005

 

B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University 1992

 

Certified CPR/First Aid provider with American Red Cross/American Heart Association since 1987