My heart smiles when I prepare and/or teach classes with the intention of specifically catering to the needs and expectations of the students in my next class. Yoga has personally been the most rewarding activity in my life, improving the quality of my health and in turn my life. I can’t imagine NOT sharing and teaching yoga to those who are interested in trying it or those who already love it.
Having worked with Seniors since 2008 and individuals with Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders since 2013, I have been able to witness the benefits of yoga for BOTH groups. The practice of yoga offers individuals the opportunity to add movement into their life regardless of any limitations they may be experiencing either on a temporary or permanent basis. The classes I offer focus on grounding and strengthening the body starting with the feet to help find better balance, breathing techniques to reduce stress and specific physical exercises to help increase mobility.
In 2008, I completed my 200 HR RYT program in Power Vinyasa thru Red Stone Yoga/Dolly Stavros, as well as received my ‘Yoga for Senior Teaching Certification’ and ‘Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors’ thru Duke Integrative Medicine. In 2012, I have completed my 500 RYT in Advance Vinyasa Yoga thru Rolf Gates. Other certifications: Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s (’17), Deep Stretch Certification (’18), Yoga for Kids (’11). I have completed my first year towards my Master’s in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
I have had the honor of teaching yoga at Senior communities, Aging Coalitions, Parkinson’s Symposiums, and the World Parkinson’s Congress in ’16 and ’19. I live in Charlotte, NC, with my husband, three daughters and two fur babies their specific needs with mindfulness.
I am grateful to love what I do and those I work with. It is an honor and blessing work with great individuals that serve as my everyday teachers.