I began my yoga journey in 1997. As a mother of two toddlers, I found the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga equally important to the physical. Yoga made me happy and helped me feel whole. I studied, practiced and taught Astanga Yoga for several years before I received my 200 hour certification in Kripalu Yoga. Over the years, I've practiced a variety of yoga styles and learned from many gifted teachers. I've taken the best from each of them to offer individualized yoga practices which honor the diversity of my students.
I offer private and small group Yoga Therapy Session. I'm passionate about making yoga available to all and to meeting my students right where they are! My teaching is accessible and customized to serve the specific needs of each individual or group. The heart of my teaching follows Kripalu yoga philosophy as a practice that enriches all aspects of wellness: physical, emotional and spiritual. A connection with your body, can help bring insight and comfort to your mind. We can all learn yoga tools which support our desire to live better and feel better!
As the founder of My OmAbilities Yoga, I created My OmAbilities Yoga for Teens and Adults with Special Needs Training and manual. I'm also a ChildLight Education Company trainer and co created two trainings: ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities and Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth. I'm an IAYT-certified yoga therapist and Kripalu Certified Yoga teacher. I've been teaching yoga since 1999 and for most of those years have been sharing yoga with individuals with a variety of disabilities. Along with numerous specialized yoga workshops and training, I completed an intensive academic fellowship with the NH LEND Program through UNH. This included 300 hours of graduate level, interdisciplinary, leadership training in developmental disabilities. I am also proud to be the founder and Executive Director of Yoga in Action. Yoga in Action is a vibrant and growing small non-profit with a mission to ensure all people have access to the therapeutic benefits of yoga regardless of social, physical, and financial barriers.
In my spare time, I love to hike, ski, garden and spend time with family and friends. My children are now young adults and starting their own families. I call upon my yoga practice daily to provide insight and guidance to myself and others.
Enough about me... I can't wait to learn more about you!