My intention is to empower my clients to take charge of their health care by living the yogic lifestyle. To this end, I utilize a biopsychosocial and spiritual framework in my small group classes and private yoga therapy sessions.
With over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Occupational Therapist and a lifelong personal yoga practice, I have developed a compassionate, whole person approach toward my teaching and therapy.
Persistent pain, stress, depression, anxiety, and professional burnout can take a toll on individuals and society. In addition to offering individual and group yoga therapy, I present to healthcare professionals and yoga therapists locally and internationally on creative methods to address these issues.Yoga Therapy offers the opportunity to manage and prevent chronic health conditions, to improve quality of life, and to discover inner peace!
I live the yogic lifestyle myself, following a whole-foods, plant-based diet, growing as much of my own food as possible without use of chemicals, and purchasing locally-sourced and/ or fair trade items whenever possible. As I emphasize the importance of ahimsa, or peacefulness, in yoga, I emphasize it in life. I incorporate principles of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, in my personal life and I offer resources to my students and clients. My personal home practice includes neti, breathwork, meditation and yoga nidra as well as an asana practice customized to my specific needs.
I meet each student or client where he or she is and allow each individual to progress at his/her own rate toward client-centered goals. I have observed so much progress and genuine transformation in my students and in myself from living the yogic lifestyle!
10-15 years teaching yoga, 3 years as a C-IAYT
Yoga Center of Columbia 200-hour YTT program Completed in 2003
yama studio of Baltimore 300-hour yoga therapeutics program Completed in 2011
MS in Occupational Therapy
Therapeutic/Individual Adaptive/Accessible Gentle/Restorative Meditative/ Relaxation
Seniors Specialized Classes Spiritual or Philosophical
Private yoga therapy Small group therapeutic yoga Workshops Retreats Presentations