Treatment/Training Philosophy:

To lead by listening closely, and to find creative ways to work with, and past conceived limitations.

Specialties:

Yoga & Pilates for Scoliosis.

Favorite Quote:
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
-Helen Keller

I do Pilates because: It alleviated my knee pain from an old sports injury, and practicing Pilates helps me take care of my back and body.

My inspirations are: My family and friends.

My favorite charities are: The No Kid Hungry Campaign, an educational outreach connecting kids to healthy food and teaching families how to cook healthy meals on a budget. Axis Dance Company for honoring physical diversity through inspiring dance and performance. American Cancer Society for leading walks and other events to raise funds for cancer research and prevention.

Interesting fact:

I spent two years as a guest teacher in over twenty-five schools and studios throughout the Bay Area teaching Dance, Art, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Spanish. In addition, I spent three years teaching children and adults with learning disabilities. Teaching yoga to children in the schools reminded me of the importance of a light heart, and creating space for laughter and playfulness. Currently, I am grateful that I can watch the sunrise every morning when I bike to work.

I want to learn: more about Acupressure and Ayurvedic yoga therapy.

Favorite activity outside of work:

I like to paint dancers in motion. I enjoy biking, hiking, running, reading, and taking yoga and dance classes. I also love to cook.

Pets:

No pets, but I do enjoy cat and dog-sitting occasionally for my neighbors. I’ve taken care of a cute fox hound, a golden lab, and two black labs, all of whom I adore.

Family:

Most of my family lives in Ohio. I have a darling nephew who is four.

Educated where:

Lewis & Clark College. Polestar Pilates International.

Memberships/Certifications:

AFAA certified personal trainer. Certified Yoga Instructor by Shy Sayar. Yoga for Scoliosis certified by Elise Browning Miller. Pilates for Scoliosis certified by Suzanne Martin of Pilates Therapeutics.

I have been practicing yoga for over ten years, and began teaching in 2010. I believe the mat to be like a mirror that reflects back to us the body’s story. I love that yoga is both a deeply individual practice, and that it also nurtures connection and builds community.

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