I have been practicing Yoga and meditation since 1988. I lived at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for 6 months practicing Yoga and doing Seva (volunteer work). In 1995, I became a certified 200-hour level teacher at Kripalu and with Integrative Yoga Therapy in 1996. I am now certified as a Kripalu E-RYT 500 hour level teacher. I am co-owner with Basil Fisanick, of Anjali Yoga Teacher Training that certifies students to become Yoga Teachers. This Yoga Alliance approved program is offered twice a year at various locations.
I was the stress management specialist for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease at the Dubois Regional Medical Center from 2002-2004. I have taught stress management classes for Indiana Regional Medical Center. I also teach various workshops for schools and businesses in the area on stress management and Yoga. ‘Yoga for Health’ is a therapeutic yoga class that was developed with the many benefits of relaxation in mind.
I have a deep interest in meditation and anatomy which helps to inform my teaching. I am is very interested in bringing the healing power of Yoga to everybody so I teach a wide spectrum of classes to serve the community. My classes range from therapeutic to athletic. I believe that the strength of a good teacher is dependent upon her personal practice.
I am currently writing a book called “Inner Yoga-Using Yoga Techniques to Transform Pain to Peace”.
“Yoga has brought me health and an inner connection that has helped me at every stage of my life. My greatest satisfaction as a teacher is to see people take the skills they learn in class and apply it to enrich their everyday lives”.