PROFESSIONAL LEVEL KRIPALU YOGA TEACHER  – Certification consisting of completion of 500 hours Kripalu Yoga teacher training.  Including: technique, teaching methodology and practicum for asana, pranayama, meditation, theoretical and applied yogic philosophy, general and applied anatomy & physiology, and professional ethics. Member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.

Registered Nurse – 1991
Holistic approach to wellness and healing.  Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist – 1995
The detailed study and training of massage techniques, acupressure, Reiki, reflexology, sports massage, Shiatsu, structural analysis, hydrotherapy, ethics and energy work.  Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Thai Bodywork/Traditional Thai Massage Certification – 2000
Professional training and instruction in therapeutic stretching, energy balancing, acupressure, rhythmic deep tissue compression, assisted hatha yoga postures, meditation techniques, and yogic breathing.  Travel in Thailand 2002.

CranioSacral Therapy – 2000.
Curriculum provided the foundation necessary to understand the functioning of the craniosacral system and integrating various modalities into practice.

Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher – 2001
Certification  consisting of over 200 hours of intensive training in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Theoretical and Applied Yogic Philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology, Communication, Teaching Methodology, Teaching Practicum, & Professional Ethics and Practices at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

Certified Kripalu Yoga Dance Teacher – 2004
Certification of completion for over 136 hours in Kripalu Yoga Dance, including emphasis in the Chakras, Body Awareness, Kripalu Yoga, Music Appreciation, Practice Teaching, Voice, Self-Promotion, and Ethical Practice.  Member of the Kripalu Yoga Dance Teacher Association.

Ann Wigmore Living Food Lifestyle Total Well-Being Education – 2005
Training in Growing, Sprouting and Preparation of Living Foods. Application of their Healing Properties; Wheatgrass Therapy; Connecting and Working Closely with Nature; Balancing the Body, Mind, and Spirit; Internal Cleansing; Mental Clarity, Longevity; and Prevention of all Illness.

Shaolin Qigong for Health, Vitality with Sifu Pragata - 2008. 

Practicing the sequence of the 18 Lohan Hands, a Qigong form for excellent health, emotional balance, mental clarity and serenity, strong and vital body at any age.

Art & Yoga Teacher Training2013

At Kripalu Center with Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, world renowned artist and student of Kundalini master Yogi Bhajan.

Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Training – 2014
At Kripalu Center with senior Kripalu teacher Rudy Peirce,  well known “gentle yogi” and innovator of accessible yoga.

Slow Yoga & Qigong  – 2015
With teacher and senior Director at Kripalu Center,  Ken Nelson.

Coiling Silk Qigong and TaiChi Intensive - 2015

With Ken Cohen; details of posture, breathing, coordination, balance, and tranquility.  A study of Daoist meditation techniques, energy-listening skills, and 10 movements from Yang style.  Coiling silk style Qigong method of turning the body slowly on stable axis like unwinding a silk cocoon.

Integrated Positional Therapy – 2015
The Albert Protocol for Muscle Pain Relief, Level 1 & 2 with Lee Albert, NMT.  Training in neuromuscular pain relief techniques for living pain-free without drugs or surgery.

The Meeks Method training with Sara Meeks, PT, MS - 2016

Bone Camp - Study of advanced movement concepts beneficial for skeletal health and safe for Osteoporosis.  

Immortal Sisters Conference - 2017 

Daisy Lee, Deborah Davis, Livia Kohn, Lindsey Wei, Max Dash, Julia Butterfly Hill, Sharon Smith, Marilyn Cooper, Jamie Culbertson, Marie Favorito, Renu Li

 A gathering of women practitioners and enthusiasts of Chi Kung and Taoist spirituality. Practice of Taoist alchemical meditations, Chi Kung physical practices, healing practices, sexuality practices, panel discussions, activism, entertainment and all the beautiful things that happen when women with positive vibrations come together.

Integral Qigong Teacher Training - 2018

With Dr. Roger Jahnke to learn, practice and teach nine forms, explore philosophy and physiology of Qigong, attend to 3 Treasures of body, breath and mind, gain skill to teach accessible qigong methods and build community. 

Continuing Studies at Kripalu Center, professional level.  I participate in spiritual retreats, professional workshops and conferences. I am honored and profoundly grateful to study with masterful teachers, around the world and locally.  I am committed to my personal practice.

Kripalu Yoga & Ayurveda Association
Member since 2001

Kripalu Yoga Dance Teachers Association
Member since 2004

National Qigong Association
Member since 2018

Yoga Alliance - E-500RYT level




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