RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Ayurveda Yoga Specialist
I'm am a yoga teacher, ayurveda yoga specialist, and world traveler. I have enjoyed a lifetime fascination with health and movement, and am committed to empowering others to practice self care and explore healthy habits.
My yoga journey began in the year 2000 as a supplement to my regular workout routine. In 2010, I was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition. Although structurally normal, I was given restrictions against weight lifting and working out beyond a conversational pace. This left me feeling powerless, frightened and confused, afraid of the workouts that had been a very important part of my life. Eventually this series of events helped me to connect with my yoga practice in a whole new way.
In 2012, I went through my first yoga teaching certification and began teaching, ready to share yoga’s benefits with the world. In 2016 and 2017, I fell in love with Ayurveda (“knowledge of life”) while completing my wellness leadership training through Create Karma’s MEET and FEAT programs. In 2018, I studied Ayurveda at the Himalayan Institute, and enjoy helping others navigate their own personal paths to wellness. I am currently continuing my Ayurvedic Education as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor through Joyful Belly.
During movement classes, I challenge each of my students to explore their own best practice by finding focus and strength in simple movements with the option of long holds. We explore breathing exercises, alignment, specific cues and various props to challenge the body and balance the nervous system.
I am the director of Create Karma's AWE (accessible wellness for everyone) program and am an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, certified at the Himalayan Institute. I work with individuals and small groups online and in person. I enjoy helping others implement self care practices that lead to wellness of mind, body and spirit. For more information or an appointment, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 405-7511.