As I transitioned away from competitive figure skating when I entered college to study exercise science, I felt a void in my life. Yoga and personal training filled that void.
I began studying how yoga influenced peoples’ heath and happiness with the non-profit organization, Yoga Activist. As I continued with my practice and working with Yoga Activist, I knew I needed to share what I learned with others.
In the summer of 2012, I had the honor to study under Kay Kay Clivio and Yogi Charu, two of the most respected yoga teachers in New York City, learning to teach styles including vinyasa, hatha, yin, and restorative, and how to work with adjustments, injuries, special needs, and beginners. I continued to study classical hatha yoga and meditation adjusting in classes and learning from Yogi Charu during a 200 hour mentorship.
Since then, I have never experienced as much joy as I have teaching group and private lessons.
As a cancer survivor myself, I’ve appreciated the amazing power of movement. I studied with Tari Prinster to learn how to share my knowledge with cancer patients and survivors.
I once again decided to immerse myself in intensive teacher training, this time with Alanna Kaivalya. With her, I learned both physical and energetic alignment of the body, physical adjustments, and yoga philosophy.
Columbia University-Mailman School of Public Health
New York, NY August 2013-May 2015
Master of Public Health: Sociomedical Sciences
Certificate: Health Promotion, Research, and Practice
The George Washington University-School of Public Health and Health Services
Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science
Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Prevention & Care of Injury, Exercise Psychology, Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology
Pure Yoga-New York, NY
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2012
Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Working with adjustments, injuries, special needs, and beginners
200 Hour Classical Hatha and Meditation Mentorship
50 Hour Yoga for Cancer (y4cTM )-build strength, flexibility, and bone density, stimulate your immune system, detox the body, cultivate a sense of well-being hope & community
100 Hour The Kavialya Yoga Method-Essence of the Chakras, Sacred Vibration, Myths of the Asanas, Bending Backward, Moving Forward, The Essential Yoga Sutras, The Art of Physical Adjustments, Intelligent Sequencing, Aligning the Energetic Body
Registered Yoga Teacher 500, Yoga Alliance
Yoga Teacher for Cancer Patients and Survivors, y4cTM
Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
Figure Skating Coach, United States Figure Skating Association
First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross
Slow Flow Teacher
Hummingbird Yoga, Northfield, NJ
Ventnor City Beach, Ventnor, NJ
Bella Vita, New York, NY
Pure Yoga West, New York
Hunter High School for Sciences
Dominical, Costa Rica
Private Personal Training and Yoga Instruction- Particular emphasis on muscle strengthening and stretching
New York, NY
Yoga Activist, Inc - Developed yoga and taught outreach program to communities