Yoga as part of Integrative Medicine is my passion for health care in our society. Yoga therapy provides tools to empower the individual for effective self-care. Combining the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional benefits makes yoga therapy unique and a valuable adjunct to our health care system. My background in both yoga and medicine has given me a rich experience to draw from.
My background as an orthopedic physician assistant followed by my years as a family practice physician have given me a great deal of western medicine exposure. Training and experience teaching yoga puts me at the E-500 RYT level through Yoga Alliance. Being certified as a yoga therapist through IAYT has expanded my idea of optimal health care. I love lecturing to medical students, residents, students in yoga teacher training, and IAYT yoga therapist training to share some of my knowledge. A healthy curiosity keeps me finding more to learn and share. Teaching mindful alignment of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves is my honor.Some of my teaching mantras are:
Its not how you look, its what you are feeling that is important.
Its about nurture, not torture.
Find your Goldilock’s spot…not too hot, not too cold, just right.
Be here now.
KCFitness 200 hour Teacher Training 4/12, 500 hour training 4/14
RYT200 2/13, RYT500 4/14, E-RYT200 11/15, RYT500 4/14, E-RYT500 6/17, YACEP 5/17
Instructor YogaYoga C-IAYT Training 2017-present
Medical Degree University of Nebraska Medical Center 1988
Family Practice Residency Goppert 1988-1991
Physician Assistant UNMC 1977-1979
M.D. (retired Family Practice Physician)
Physician Assistant (retired Orthopedics)
Lecturing with emphasis on anatomy, integrating yoga with western medicine, interoception and safe alignment.
CEUs available through Yoga Alliance and IAYT with upcoming workshops.
Individual sessions or group yoga therapy sessions for common issues.