About My Practice
I have gratefully practiced yoga for thirty years and it has helped me learn to manage the challenges of life on and off the mat. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, throughout my treatment and recovery, I found solace and emotional and physical strength in my yoga practice. I love sharing these tools with others.
I have been studying movement since childhood and I have trained in dance and hold bachelors degree in dance education. After graduating form Hunter College and leaving my dance career behind, I decided to pursue a masters degree in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University. I worked as a school psychologist for twenty three years and have found that my training as a psychotherapist helps to inform my life and work as a Yoga Therapist .
My yoga classes blend yogic philosophy, breath work, physical postures and restorative and yin yoga to enable my students to adapt their practice to their bodies and lives.
I live in Westchester County New York with my husband. We have two children and are graced with two wonderful grandchildren. Our son is a Green builder in Vermont and our daughter and son-in-law and her two little ones live in New York City.
I'm a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and a certified International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT). Details regarding my training include:
Completion of 200-hour training at Kripalu in 2008
Completed certifications in teaching Yoga for Cancer (2011)
Training in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics with Jillian Pransky (2016)
Training in Yoga Nidra (2017 and 2018) with Mona Anand.
Training in teaching Yin Yoga (2018 and 2019)
Certification as a Yoga Therapist from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (2016)
Completed certification in Yoga Nidra at Ishta Yoga with Mona Anand ( 2017)
Completed certification in Trauma based yoga with Liberation Prison Yoga ( 2019)
My academic/professional background includes:
BA, Dance Education, Hunter College
MA, Counseling & Consulting Psychology, Harvard University
School Psychologist for 23 years in Westchester County, New York