Certified Yoga Therapist & Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
I have had a varied career as a yoga therapist, yoga teacher, retreat leader, and counselor. In my work, I strive to help people learn how to reduce stress & anxiety, ease chronic pain, and find a path towards happiness and healing. Whether it is through my classes, workshops, retreats, private sessions, or counseling work, I enjoy helping others find a sense of wholeness, balance, and equanimity in their lives.
I have been teaching for seventeen years, and I am often called upon to intuit my client’s needs and design programs that address a variety of issues, which could range from providing cancer support to reducing anxiety to alleviating low back pain. My private sessions focus on gentle and therapeutic yoga that is specifically tailored to the individual’s needs. My group classes are safe, inclusive, and geared towards all levels - I strongly believe that yoga should be accessible to all.
I specialize in teaching yoga to cancer patients during and post treatment. I have taught extensively at weSPARK Cancer Support Center since 2004, and taught for four years at the Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Hospital. Additionally, I currently serve on the advisory board for YMEDICA, a medical yoga company.
I love creating partnerships with other like-minded people – I have worked with hospitals, corporate clients, wellness centers, eating disorder clinics, and yoga studios. In 2011, I teamed up with Tanya Greve to create Shakta Yoga, a teacher-training program that blends together elements of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. My passion for travel led me to co-found the travel company Volare Retreats, whose mission is to offer travel experiences that “free the mind, fill the heart, and feed the soul.”
I have worked with a variety of media outlets as a writer and a host. My articles can be found in publications and websites such as Yoga Therapy Today and Mind Body Green, and I can be seen in a variety of yoga videos. I have served as an “Ask the Expert” contributor to Quantia MD, an online resource for physicians, and have lectured at Providence Mission Hills Hospital’s “Wellness Through Awareness” program.
My interest in healing and integrating the body, mind, and spirit led me to pursue my master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. In 2017, I started my private practice in psychotherapy as an associate marriage and family therapist (#AMFT97668, under the supervision of Susan Levin, LMFT #47760).
Before I came to find my “calling” in yoga and psychotherapy, I worked as an actress in feature films and theatre. Though it may seem to be a seemingly disparate field at first glance, I've found that the insights I gained from this industry in regards to self-inquiry, psychology, body awareness, and teamwork have been invaluable and highly applicable to the world of health and wellness.
To learn more about Volare Retreats, click here.
To learn more about my psychotherapy practice, click here.