Your Education Expert

More than twenty years ago, I took my first yoga class and was hooked. Finally, a practice that got me out of my head and into my body. Yoga became a safe space to feel, challenge myself, and reconnect.

For the last fifteen plus years, I’ve immersed myself in education and the yoga business: managing studios and teachers, creating and leading teacher trainings, hiring and coaching faculty, auditioning and mentoring teachers, creating new programs and workshops, and supporting the growth of two multi-location, national yoga companies (Yoga Works and YYoga), and earning my Masters in Instructional Systems and Learning Technology.

My mission is to share what I know – about education, yoga, and business – to help teachers and studios elevate their offerings, share their passion, and bring more yoga into the world.

Career Highlights

  • Educational consultant and ally for a broad array of yoga clients and studios internationally
  • Director of Teachers College for a national yoga company (YYoga) for 7 years: created and managed 200 hour teacher trainings, 300 hour teacher trainings, and numerous continuing education offerings; supported management of over 300 yoga teachers (included auditioning, hiring, coaching) across twelve studios (YYoga)
  • Has personally led over 4,500 hours of in-person yoga teacher training
  • E-RYT 500 and YACEP
  • Trains faculty to excellence
  • Develops and mentor teachers
  • Teacher Manager for Yoga Works (East Coast)
  • Published author: Head Over Heels: A Yogi’s Guide To Dating, Wit and Wisdom From The Yoga Mat, Little Book of Yoga Practice, Yoga To Stay Young, Living Yoga
  • Contributor to Huffington Post, Yoga U Online, Yoga International, Half Moon (see articles)
  • Presenter at the Omega Institute, Wanderlust, Toronto Yoga Conference, The Connected Yoga Teacher, and other media (see press, tv, podcasts)

See full resume and education here. 

Education

Academic Education

  • MSci, Instructional Systems and Learning Technology (education and online learning), FSU
  • BA, Columbia University, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • MFA, American Conservatory Theatre
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia, Instructor Development Certificate
  • Quality Matters (integrity in online learning): Applying the QM Rubric & and The Peer Reviewer Course

Yoga Education

  • ISHTA 500-Hour Teacher Training, New York, NY (2005)
  • Yoga Works 500-Hour Certification, Los Angeles, CA (2008)
  • Anusara Teacher Trainings (200 Hour), Chris Chavez (2011)
  • Restorative Teacher Training, Jillian Pransky, New York (2005)
  • Restorative Teacher Training, Susi Hately Aldous, 2-days (2012)
  • Restorative Teacher Training, Judith Hansen Lasater, 5-days (2012)
  • Anatomy/Yin Teacher Training, Paul Grilley (2012)
  • Hot Teacher Training, YYoga (2011)
  • Assistant Teacher Trainer with Yoga Works (2008-2010)

Yoga – Continuing Education

  • Therapeutics, Susi Hately Aldous (2012)
  • Therapeutics, Jonas Westring, Vancouver
  • The Art of Energetic Alignment (YA) with Twee Merrigan, Vancouver
  • Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver, Apprenticeship, Vancouver
  • The Wisdom of Yoga Home Study Program (philosophy), Carlos Pomeda
  • The Secrets of Mantra, Carlos Pomeda (2020)
  • Sex, Love and Yoga, Carlos Pomeda (2020)
  • The Roots & Therapeutics, John Friend and Desi Springer, 5-day
  • Workshops/ Immersions include Noah Maze, Shiva Rea, Sean Corne, Rolf Gates, Mark Whitwell, John Scott, Aadil Palkivala, Judith Lasater, John Friend, Anodea Judith, Martin Kirk, Rod Stryker, Annie Carpenter, Ana Forrest, Leslie Kaminoff, Blake Martin, Martin Kirk, David Swenson, Fiona Stang, Robin Golt.

Anatomy Education

  • Colorado Institute for Massage Therapy, 850-hour Program (graduation expected December 2021)
  • Month-Long Anatomy Apprenticeship (Human Dissection) with Gil Hedley (2021)
  • Ten-Day Intensive Hand on Human Dissection (unfixed), Gil Hedley (2020)
  • Six-Day Intensive Hands on Human Dissection, Gil Hedley (2012, 2013, 2019)
  • Upper Body Pro-Section, Somatic Exploration
  • Lower Body Pro-section, Somatic Explorations
  • Integrated Systems Model for Pain and Disability, Diane Lee and LJ Lee
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Sports Course
  • Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, Dean Smith
  • Continuing Education with Leslie Kaminoff, Blake Martin, Martin Kirk.