As a yoga therapist, I share movement, mindfulness, and lifestyle practices that facilitate healing and improve wellbeing. I have a knack for sharing both ancient truths and science-backed tools in an approachable way. I empower clients and students to experience more ease, joy, and connection in everyday life. Stress relief, pain care, and healthy aging are my specialties.

My work is supported by more than a decade of therapeutic-yoga teaching, a master’s degree in holistic health and healing, and education in Reiki and life coaching. Twenty-five years of yoga practice and a solid grounding in science also influence my methods.I’ve naturally explored yoga and holistic health through a scientific lens. I studied biotech in college, was a NASA scholar, worked in science journalism, and am a published author of a science-education book.

Science supports the significant effect of stress relief and pain care on wellbeing. And, I’ve come to realize that yoga’s most powerful, meaningful benefits emerge through experience. A subtle alchemy transpires when we integrate yoga’s practices. We let go of old habits that no longer serve us. Tune-in to our inner landscapes. Awaken our own deep resources. Become more engaged and present in our daily lives. Heal and thrive.

Education and Training

  • Certified Life Coach, The Hendricks Institute
  • Certified Second Degree Reiki Practitioner, Reiki Jin Kei Do
  • Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School and Urban Yoga
  • Bachelor of Science, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University

My Story

I went to my first yoga class in the ’90s. I was a teenager and tagged along with my mom, who began practicing and cherishing yoga in her early fifties. With yoga, I heard, I would develop long, lean muscles and flexibility. As an athlete, that sounded pretty brilliant. For many years, I practiced yoga just for the outward physical benefits. Around the time I graduated from college, I began to notice a perceptible shift. When I stepped onto my yoga mat, it was no longer for a workout, but for a retreat. That weekly class was an opportunity for me to unwind tension in my body, quiet my overthinking mind, and release my grip on the ups and downs of life.

In my twenties, I worked as a science writer and editor, lived in the city, and was active outdoors…and I absolutely craved moments, no matter how small, when I could slip into the present and let go. I began to experiment with yoga tools outside the studio, mostly to ease the inevitable stress and muscle tension that built up in everyday life. To learn more and deepen my practice, I enrolled in a yoga teacher-training program. On my path to becoming a teacher, I fell in love. Yoga became a golden thread woven through my life. I knew I would always be a student of yoga, and began to realize a purpose: to support healing in others.

In the past 15 years, I’ve had over 1000 hours of training with expert yoga educators. I’ve also become versed in complementary approaches, including a master’s degree in holistic health and healing and certifications in somatic-based coaching and energetic healing. Plunging deeply into the study and practice of these modalities not only provides a strong foundation to support clients, but also has been profoundly healing for me, which continues to be an immense benefit of this work. From facing health challenges and big moves, to embracing motherhood and aging gracefully, my background and education have been indispensable resources in my personal life.

Through decades of practice and teaching, I’ve recognized stress and pain as common and significant culprits in diminished wellbeing. And, I’ve also observed how yoga elevates joy and ease.

As a mom and a human, I’m no stranger to stress, pain, and aging. And so, I practice what I teach. With practice…my body feels good and moves well, I experience thoughts and emotions with greater ease, I perceive more beauty through my senses. Quite simply, life is sweeter.

As a yoga therapist with a focus on stress relief, pain care, and healthy aging, I help my clients move, feel, and live better. My intention is to provide valuable, simple, and sustainable practices that improve this human experience.

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