Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Yoga Teacher Trainer and Administrative Professional with 20 years experience creating, developing and supporting personal yoga practice. Experience streamlining organizations, developing training programs and mentoring trainees in the Wellness Industry.
Experience training students via web-based sessions and students with no prior experience. Experience includes:
Yoga Coursework Development
Yoga Teacher Training
Healing Sound Techniques
Addressing Back Pain
Increasing Mental Focus for Sports and Life
Treating Effects of Menopause
Independent Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Vedic Chant Teacher, and
Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), CA
1999 - present
Support development of student’s yoga and Vedic chant practice. Experience working with different levels of students, as well as teachers in both group and one-on-one settings. Address trauma and physical and mental limitations that inhibit growth and advancement
Use Yoga Therapy to address acute and chronic conditions
Help patients and students shape yoga practice to address their personal needs, limitations and goals
Instruct yoga teachers in teaching methodology and proper movement, breath, sound and mental focus techniques
Assisted American Viniyoga Institute 500 hr teacher training; responsible for coaching 15 students. Assisted two Yoga Healing Foundation 500 hr teacher trainings, instructing asana, prāṇāyāma, and meditation techniques.
Taught group class focused on persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for seven years
Taught corporate Yoga classes at Apple and IAS; focused on breath and movement skills for executives and their staff for greater productivity and comfort on the job
Yoga As Therapy, North America (YATNA), CA
2013 - present
International Association of Yoga Therapists (IYTA) registered organization that provides advanced 800 hr training in Yoga Therapy
Organize and streamline student application and admissions processes.
Conduct prospective student orientation, student on-boarding and exit interviews. Support students with program logistics.
Create, proof and perform final edits on written communications for the faculty, including student handbooks, web content, newsletters and training related emails
Yoga Well Institute, CA
2013 - 2016
Founding member of this Yoga Alliance registered organization that provides the Foundations of Yoga Therapy 300 hr yoga teacher training
Prepare and deliver training content, including administering and evaluating student assessments. Oversee, evaluate student practices.
Responsible for all aspects of admissions including evaluating all student applications, handling all inquiries, and performing student interviews
Offer recommendations on marketing, advertising, and budget allocation, with the aim of maintaining a sustainable, profitable business
Organize and put into operation all aspects of the trainings (written communications, agenda, schedule, location, travel arrangements, pre-reqs, reading lists, and required books)
Yoga Therapist, Assistant Director of Education
Healing Yoga Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2010 - 2013
Offered individual yoga therapy, student mentoring and yoga teacher training, including Vedic chanting and sound techniques for healing
Conducted regular class at San Francisco VA Hospital to address PTSD, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse recovery and chronic pain
Teach Vedic chanting and sound techniques for healing
Yoga Instructor, YogaTherapist
The Crossings Wellness Center & Spa, Austin TX
2004 - 2009
Taught weekly individual and group yoga and meditation classes, as well as special weekly chair class for persons with disabilities
Conducted special classes, wellness programs, and leadership trainings for Dell and Texas Association of Hospital Workers. Taught breath and movement skills to executives and their staff for greater productivity and comfort on the job
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Yoga as Therapy North America
American Viniyoga Institute
Healing Yoga Foundation
Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through International Association of Yoga Therapists
Certified 500hr Viniyoga Teacher
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500)
YATNA Yoga Therapist 800hr Training (Chase Bossart, Dolphi Wertenbaker, Amy Wheeler)
IYAT accredited organization works in conjunction with Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vandervilt University. Emphasizes comprehensive approach to yoga and its tools, including proper āsanā, prāṇāyāma and meditation techniques, as well as applications of yoga therapy.
American Viniyoga Institute (Gary Kraftsow), Maui, HI
500hr Yoga Teacher training. Adaptations of yoga techniques, therapeutic applications, Yoga Sutras, yoga history, course planning, prāṇāyāma techniques, and meditation. Assisted a 500hr teacher training; responsible for 15 students.
Vedic Chant Center (Sonia Nelson), Santa Fe, NM
Considered one of the foremost Vedic chant teachers worldwide, Sonia Nelson teaches both technique and application of chanting. Studied chanting technique, teaching chant, and effects of chant for 5 years.
Healing Yoga Foundation (Kate Holcombe, Chase Bossart), San Francisco
500hr teacher training. Mentorship, training, teaching methodology, prāṇāyāma techniques, meditation. Assisted two 500 hr trainings and taught asana, prāṇāyāma, meditation and chanting; supported students as they learned.
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography
2010 - present
2010 - present