I am a Certified Yoga Therapist, hold a Master's Degree in Education-Counseling, and have additional training in trauma-informed yoga, embodied approaches to eating disorder recovery, cancer recovery and therapeutic aerial yoga. I specialize in eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, trauma, cancer and addiction recovery. In addition to my work at a local mental health and wellness clinic, I offer a variety of community and donation-based yoga classes, workshops, and training. I am on the Leadership Team of The Yoga and Body Image and am the editor of YBIC’s ongoing column that highlights how the practice of yoga can play an integral role in the healing and recovery from eating disorders.
As someone with lived experiences with both cancer and an eating disorder, I am passionate about helping others access effective treatment, resources, and support that will help them on their journey of healing and recovery. Yoga has played an integral role in my personal healing journey. I wholeheartedly believe that yoga can be a powerful and effective component of the healing and recovery process and am committed to finding ways to make the transformational tools of yoga available to every body.
I believe that yoga truly is a practice is that is for every body. I create classes that allow you to meet yourself where you are, at any given moment, taking what you need from the practice. In my classes, you will find a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and supportive space where you are encouraged to explore the practice at their own pace.
I began my yoga training in 2009 when I enrolled in YogaKids 300 Hour Children's Yoga Training. It was then I realized that the practice of yoga could be a great complement to my work as an educator, counselor, and parent. I saw the importance and need for providing the invaluable tools of yoga to children as well as to those who taught and cared for them. After several years of teaching families and children ages 6 months-18 years I decided to expand my personal and professional knowledge by becoming certified to teach adults. In 2014 I completed my 200 Hour Training through Olive Tree Yoga Foundation with an emphasis on yoga and social justice. In 2105 I added the fun and therapeutic practice of Aerial Yoga to my teaching.
As my professional and personal practice deepened I saw how the practice of yoga could play an integral role in the process of healing and recovery. It was at this time that my teaching shifted and I began to focus on using the practice of yoga to help others on their journey of healing and recovery. I studied Trauma-Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri and completed Street Yoga's Trauma-Informed Training for Youth. In 2016 I completed my 500 Hour Training in Therapeutic Yoga through the RajaHatha School of Yoga and became a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists in 2020.