E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP
I am a 500 hour certified trauma informed yoga instructor, a registered member of Yoga Alliance as well as an education provider. I've been practicing and studying yoga for over 20 years. I've obtained certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Hala Khouri, Zabie Yamasaki & TCTSY, Restorative Yoga with Mary Ann Gebhardt, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Reiki. In addition, I've obtained certifications as a Therapeutic Yoga Instructor and completed Advanced Trauma Sensitive Meditation with David Treleaven. I have a love of teaching gentle yoga and meditation, inviting students to find what works for their personal journey, utilizing a trauma sensitive lens. My overall approach is focused on creating a safe and accessible environment for all. I recognize the healing aspects of yoga & meditation while inviting a deep awareness of the mind/body connection.
Additionally, I've completed a teacher-training program for children, with a concentration in children with special needs and children with anxiety. I am honored to be able to offer tools they can utilize throughout their lives.
I also offer free trauma sensitive yoga classes weekly and am involved with Exhale to Inhale, an organization that provides weekly yoga classes to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Additionally I donate time, offering yoga and meditation to the medical personnel at RWJ Hospitals, as well as helping to raise funds for the "Susie Foundation", which offers support to families living with ALS.