I began my yoga investigations in 1986 while living in Newport, RI. While studying with a local teacher, I pursued classes at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA. After moving to the Eastern Shore of VA, I went back to Kripalu and completed a 200-hour residential teacher certification program in 1993 under the direction of Jeffrey Migdow, MD. Since that time, I have been teaching yoga on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and in the NY/NJ area.
Since 2008, I have been on staff at Williamsville Wellness, a residential alcohol and gambling rehab facility in Hanover County, VA. I offer occasional classes at the University of Richmond and teach privately in the city of Richmond. In 2011, I will complete Kripalu's 500-hour certification program. Most recently, I completed certification in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s Acudetox protocol.
In 1996, I completed Level 3 practitioner training with Michael Lee
in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. This training had a profound affect
on my teaching. I also pursued in depth studies in anatomy and
physiology and received certification from the American College of Sports
Medicine in 1998.
In 2001, I was blessed to become a student of Swami Shantimurti Saraswati of Ashram Yoga in New Zealand. I received training in Yoga Nidra, which offers deeply healing relaxation and is an integral part of my classes today.
In private sessions, I offer my clients personalized instruction incorporating aspects of both personal training and yoga. This combination of expertise has been extremely popular and beneficial to everyone who has worked with me over the years.