In 1988, a long commute to my job as a corporate trainer resulted in back pain. I looked up “yoga” in the yellow pages and stepped into a life-long practice. Eventually, I discovered Viniyoga and began studying with Gary Kraftsow, Director of the American Viniyoga Institute.™
Viniyoga embodied the kind of yoga I wanted to practice — adapting yoga to the needs of individuals. Today I am a Certified Yoga Therapist with over 20 years of yoga teaching experience. The education and skills of a yoga therapist require a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, emotional health and spirituality, from both the eastern and western perspectives. I've offered targeted, therapeutic yoga to individuals with a wide range of conditions, including structural pain, headache, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and more, as well as people who simply want to stay healthy and connect to their deeper self.
In 2019 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My yoga training was a lifesaver. I became my own yoga therapist, and the tools and practices I used got me through cancer treatment so I could come out strong on the other side. I am forever grateful for these yoga teachings in the Krishnamacharya lineage — they helped me with anxiety, depression, nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, post-surgery and radiation effects, and more. And I would be honored to help you through whatever condition you may be facing, as well.
Private work with individuals, sometimes referred by their physicians or other practitioners, to design a personal yoga practice that complements their existing healthcare plan
Therapeutic yoga classes for conditions including insomnia, fibromyalgia, IBD, heart disease, cancer
Public workshops on topics like Stress Management, Better Sleep, and Relieving Back Pain
General public yoga classes - both chair and mat offerings
Curriculum Coordinator, Yoga Therapist Training Program, American Viniyoga Institute
Yoga Therapist with Sanare Center for Integrative Medicine
Stress Management Specialist, Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Atlantic Health System
Licensed Massage Therapist
M.Ed., Adult and Continuing Education – Rutgers University
To thine own self be true.