Fawn is an International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) certified yoga therapist, Yoga Alliance experienced registered yoga teacher (E-YRT 500), and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She honors Health At Every Size, and is on the HAES registry. She is a yoga teacher trainer, and has presented at mental health conferences on Trauma Informed Care, and the Neuroscience of Yoga.
In addition to public classes, Fawn offers private yoga therapy sessions, leads brain-sensitive yoga classes serving adults and teens with intellectual disabilities, and leads yoga therapy groups in an intensive outpatient clinic for those recovering from eating disorders. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and loves performing live theater and postmodern dance. In her spare time she designs websites.
Fawn was initiated into a lineage of karma yoga called Surat Shabt Yoga as a child, and learned her first meditation practice in tandem with starting kindergarten. The postures came later at college studying performing arts in San Francisco, to help counter the adrenaline rollercoaster of performing. The poses seemed accessible coming from a dance background, but the real benefit was the clear mind she experienced after classes. It wasn't until 2004 that her teacher at the time said, "You are ready. Now go teach." Four years later she began teaching all over Portland. Eventually she embarked on her first yoga teacher training, which enhanced her senses and gave her a template. She has since become a yoga teacher trainer, traveled as yoga instructor, and shadowed with various medical professionals. She hopes that yoga is woven into the fabric of healthcare and school systems, so even more folks gain access to the practice.