Formal Education:

Eyes of the World Yoga Teacher Training, Providence, RI (Nov., 2007 – July, 2008)

  • 200+ hour in-depth vinyasa style training with Tom Gillette
  • yoga anatomy; philosophical ideas underlying yoga tradition; 75 postures (with Sanskrit names); emphasis on the study of language and metaphor; interpersonal skills; assisting

Cortiva Institute: Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy, King of Prussia, PA (Professional Massage Therapy Diploma, 2011)

  • 600 hour program culminating in Diploma in Massage Therapy, COMTA accredited school
  • Extensively trained in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Hydrotherapy and prenatal Massage
  • Coursework included: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology
“Mindful Mamas” Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Philadelphia, PA (June, 2012):
  • 75 hour Yoga Alliance-approved program with Laurel Hicks 
  • Sessions in: physiology of pregnancy, asanas for discomfort, partner poses, meditation and relaxation, pranayama, fetal positioning, nutrition, and postnatal yoga

Workshops and Retreats:

  • Intermediate Alignment Workshop with Shannah Green (Eyes of the World, 2008)
  • Insight Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers (Kripalu, 2010)
  • Yoga for the Nervous System with Bo Forbes (Kripalu, 2011)
  • “MotherMassage®: Massage During Pregnancy” Certification Workshop with Elaine Silverman (April, 2012)

Yoga Teaching Experience:
  • Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA:
    • Lead 90 minute co-ed, mixed level class for high-schoolers (2015 and 2016)
    • Led one hour beginner yoga/meditation sessions for middle school girls (Winter, 2012)
  • In-Home Private Sessions, Brooklyn, NY: Led weekly one hour and fifteen minute intensive/beginner classes for individual clients or small groups (2009-2011)
  • New Design High School, New York, NY: Led weekly beginner class for high school teachers and staff (2010-2011)
  • “Brooklyn Boulders”, Brooklyn, NY: Led weekly one hour and fifteen minute classes for rock climbers (2009-2010)
  • “Third Root” Community Health Center, Brooklyn: Substitute yoga teacher, taught children’s yoga class (2008-2009)
  • “Yoga House” in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn: Led weekly one hour and fifteen minute class and monthly workshops, open to neighbors (Fall/Winter, 2008)
  • Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence, RI: Led weekly one-hour yoga class for teachers and staff (Fall, 2007 to Spring, 2008); led “Yoga Club” for 6th – 8th graders once a week (Fall, 2006 and Spring, 2007)
  • Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, VT: Led a one hour and fifteen minute class outdoors, twice a week (Summer, 2007)

Licensure and Certification:

RYT, Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Certification (2008)

NCBTMB, National Certification (November, 2011)

Member of the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Professionals

Pennsylvania Massage Therapy License, (January, 2012)

Master of Arts in Teaching, Brown University (Providence, RI; May 2005)

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