2011 – Yoga Educational Seminars with Joyce Anue
2013 – Hatha Yoga Shala, Advanced Studies with Mark Horner
2017 – UCSC, BA Feminist Studies
2018 – Art of Yoga Project - Training for using art and yoga to empower at risk teen girls
2018 – Domestic Violence Advocate, Walnut Ave
Like many people, I came to my first yoga class after other methods to release physical pain failed. Along this path I have found yoga to be much more than a release of physical pain. I used to practice as a doorway to escape, and now I have found yoga to be a doorway-in.
I began practicing yoga 18 years ago beginning with vinyasa-style classes in the East Bay. After moving to the Santa Cruz Mountains in 2005 I began practicing hatha yoga. In 2011 I completed a nine-month teacher training program with teacher and mentor, Joyce Anue. In 2013 I completed an 18-month advance studies program focusing on shadow yoga which is steeped in the systems of traditional hatha yoga, dance and martial arts.
I followed up with another nine-month training program then decided to take a bit of a U-turn and head back to college. I continued teaching at various locations in the SC mountains until I transferred to UCSC (Fall 2015) and took a hiatus from teaching to focus on school work.
I graduated from UCSC last June (2017 – as a re-entry student and mom of three kids!)
This past fall I entered a Master’s program at the University of San Francisco for Counseling Psychology. Thankfully my graduate studies are much more flexible than undergrad work and I found myself yearning to return to teaching.
My method of teaching is informed by my trainings and my experience, both on and off the mat. You will find elements of my practice in my teachings and I primarily teach hatha and restorative classes.