SELECTED TEACHING

MOON MIRROR RETREAT | LA PALOMA SPA, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 2017

YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING | BREITENBUSH HOT SPRINGS, DETROIT LAKE, OREGON, DECEMBER 2016

JOYFUL HEALING WOMEN’S RETREAT| LOTUS LODGE, BOLTON, VERMONT, AUGUST 2016

PRACTICAL ANATOMY | 16-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, LOVE HIVE YOGA, PORTLAND, OREGON 2016

TRAUMA HEALING WOMEN’S RETREAT| STILLMEADOW RETREAT CENTER, DAMASCUS, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 2015

YOGA THERAPIST | EATING DISORDER CLINIC OF PORTLAND, OREGON 2015-ONGOING

YOGA FOR RESILIENCE | EXPERIENTIAL PRESENTATION, COLUMBIA CARE CLINICAL CONFERENCE, PORTLAND, OREGON JULY 2015

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE, AND BEYOND: RECOGNIZE AND REGULATE | LECTURE, NORTHWEST CATHOLIC CHARITIES JULY 2015

YOGA AND NEUROSCIENCE | LECTURE, COLUMBIA CARE ORGANIZATION, PORTLAND, OREGON MAY 2015

FOUNDER & TEACHER | YOGA PROGRAM, OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT, PORTLAND, OREGON 2013-2016

FOUNDER & TEACHER | YOGA CLUB, PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART, PORTLAND, OREGON 2008-2015

PUBLISHED WRITING

NURTURE YOURSELF TOWARD CHANGE| FAMILY GUIDING MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2015

RESTORATIVE YOGA+SHIATSU | YOGA REFUGE BLOG, MARCH 2015

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW | MANTRA MAGAZINE, APRIL/MAY 2015

PROFESSIONAL

C-IAYT | CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOGA THERAPY MEMBERSHIP

E-RYT® 500, YACEP® | EXPERIENCED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER, YOGA ALLIANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION PRACTITIONER

AHNU FOOTWEAR | FEATURED AMBASSADOR, 2014

i am an internationally certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), yoga alliance continuing education provider (YACEP), and an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500).

Raised by two visual artists who first taught me about the human body through experiences like casting my hands in plaster, sculpting objects in clay, and watching figure drawing classes in the living room, we meditated as a family. As a small tyke I did gymnastics and entered the contemporary dance and martial arts worlds as a teen. Though my mom brought me to kirtan and meditation retreats from around age four, my yoga asana practice began in the mid-1990s in San Francisco where I studied performing arts. Yoga provided me with integral self-regulation strategies that I continue to share with students.

A foundation in mindfulness helps me combine all eight limbs of yoga into practice.

With a special interest in Biomechanics and yoga as complementary care, I work with wellness teams to incorporate yoga into treatment, and have presented at conferences such topics as Trauma Informed Care, and the Neuroscience of yoga.

Founder of wellness programs at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and teach in the Dance Department at Portland Community College.