Hello all potential and current yoga practitioners,
I am an American Viniyoga Institute certified yoga teacher (500 hour) and certified yoga therapist (500 hour) located in Santa Cruz County, California. I offer group yoga classes and individual yoga therapy. I hope this page helps you to find the appropriate application to suite your needs.
Yoga practice can serve you in many ways. We all can benefit from practice regardless of our physical condition or mental state.
All that is required is that we begin and sustain our practice. Some benefits may include; stress reduction, increasing the stability and/or flexibility of your structure, relief of back pain, and/or clarity of mind.
In addition to being a certified yoga therapist and teacher I have also completed a B.A. in dance from San Francisco State University. I have served as a faculty assistant for AVI teacher training and I was on staff as a yoga therapist at the offices of Richard Bernstein, DO for six years. I have worked in the realm of physical therapy as well as yoga therapy and integrate the best of Eastern and Western healing modalities in service of the client. My practice of yoga started as teenager in Santa Cruz, CA and continued to support me in my dance training. I began teaching yoga in 1999 after completing my basic 200 hour certification at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA. Since that time I have been blessed with opportunities to teach in Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii and Canada. After a traumatic back injury I was led to the therapeutic applications of Viniyoga which is based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. Viniyoga helped me heal my own injuries and is still the foundation for my path to overall, health, balance and self realization. Viniyoga integrates yoga and ayurvedic principles, which can address all levels of your being; physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual. My goal is “yoga for healing” that only requires you to, “start where you are”. I am excited to share this intelligent and comprehensive approach to yogic practice with all whom desire it.