Credentials

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Professional Courses and Certifications

  

500 hour yoga training with Beloved Yoga Studio in Reston, VA (April 2015)

200 hour yoga training with YogaFit (2009-2013)

International Association of Yoga Therapist IAYT (July 2017)

AFAA Group Fitness, Pilates, Golden Hearts Senior Fitness Training, 

     Midlife Fitness for Women (February 2009-present) 

Living Ayurveda Course with Cate Stillman (June 2017)

Yoga Health Coach with Cate Stillman (currently enrolled)

Integrated Energy Therapy Healer (June 2014) 

Reiki Master Healer (November 2014)

CPR/AED American Heart Association 


Additional Workshop Trainings including, but not limited to the following:

Contemplative Yoga with Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander; Pranayama with A. G. Mohan; Neck, Shoulders and Wrists with Doug Keller; Yoga for Warriors with Beryl Binder Burch; Teaching to Multiple Levels, Backbends, and The Knee with Cora Wen; Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers; Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasatar, LeeAnn Carey and Cindi Lee; Yin Yoga; Intro to Yoga for Osteoporosis with Dr. Loren Fishman; Healing through Breath Centered yoga with Leslie Kaminoff; Qi Gong with Franceso Garripoli; Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis by NMS; iRest with Molly Birkholm; Yoga for Your Brain and Healthy Aging with Baxter Bell; The Art of Coaching with JP Sears.

Creator

Unique Classes - I have created several unique class formats and/or developed class programs:

Strength and Stretch, a combination of weights, pilates and yoga at Piedmont   Fitness Facility.

Created a unique Gentle Yoga for Seniors class at Heritage Hunt.

Developed a Chair Yoga program for The Tribute Assisted Living Facility.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors DVD, a one hour class format with standing poses and then   mat or chair poses to finish the class.


Workshops/Courses - I teach various workshops such as Yoga for Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils, Yoga Detox and Cleansing, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga with Reiki, Yoga for Mindful Eating, Yoga for Travelers, How to Create Your Own Home Practice and YogE Body Wisdom, a course on optimal well-being through Ayurvedic Habits. In addition, I teach a 6 week class course of semi-private yoga therapy with different focuses such as anxiety and depression and managing lower back pain. I have taught these workshops and courses at various venues including: The White Flower Studio, Sport and Health, Dominion Valley, Zenquility, Art of Balance, Dancing Mind, and my own home studio.


I also do public speaking upon invitation to various local groups.


Teacher Trainings

Asana and the Chakras is a 4 hour yoga TT that I developed to explore the chakra   energy system and understand it through the asana practice. 

Teaching to Seniors is a 3 hour curriculum I wrote for the 200 hour TT at Art of   Balance Yoga Studio.

Sunset Yoga is a 12 hour intensive TT that I created to teach yoga teachers and other   health professionals how to effectively and safely teach yoga to the Senior   population.


Affiliations

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500  YACEP  

Int’l Association of Yoga Therapy C-IAYT 

Accessible Yoga/ Accessible Yoga Ambassador

AFAA-Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

Yoga International