Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500
I have practiced yoga at varying levels since 1988 when I took a Yoga class at San Jose State University. Since then, I have explored many different styles of yoga; hatha, vinyasa, pre-natal, partner, ashtanga, acro, yin, gentle, and bikram.
I have benefited not only from the healing effects on the body, but also the calming and centering of the mind. I began to think about ways in which yoga can affect a positive change in the world when once again I needed the healing effects of yoga. I decided to begin giving back through participation in Yoga for Hope which is a charity event raising money for cancer and AIDS research. I decided to go further and deepen my practice in 2013 with a 200hr teacher training with Wanderlust that explored a well-rounded and complete look at yoga. I was amazed with how learning so much about yoga philosophy and meditation just made me want to learn more. I continued my studies in 2015 earning my certification in the hot 26 series. I completed my 500 hour advanced teacher training with Avahana (Experience Alaya) school in April of 2017, and yin training in March of 2018. In 2019 I have been adding Sanskrit and Yoga Nidra to my toolbox of the many aspects of yoga that can be of benefit.
I am interested in sharing with the community the connection between breath, mind, and body which brings health and peace of mind. I continue to keep yoga a dynamic influence in my life by attending conferences, training, festivals, learning from other teachers, and exploring all that yoga has to offer. In the spring of 2017, I began a deep study of Tarot adding this lens to awareness and healing. I am now offering private tarot readings for guidance and healing.