A Little More About Me
Boston, MA, USA
E-RYT. Yoga practice for more than 35 years; yoga teacher since 2002. Alignment-based Vinyasa, Hatha, Aerial Yoga, breath work. Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.
PMA-CPT certified Pilates teacher
National Registry of Exercise Professionals.
|Currently teaching at:||
own studio (Studio-Duende.com) Balance Studio, Cohasset. Local workshop presenter. Worldwide retreats
Experience & Qualifications
Alignment-based Vinyasa, Core integrated Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Hatha, Yin.
2002-present: Yoga Teacher E-RYT
2002-present: Pilates Teacher; Pilates Method Alliance Certified PMA-CPT
Yoga and Pilates Instructor at Reebok.com (2006-2017) International Corporate Headquarters, Canton, Ma
Studio Owner: 2007-2014 (Art and Soul Space) Hatha, Vinyasa, Pilates, Dance
Studio-Duende (2015-present) Private/semi private Yoga and Pilates
Teacher Trainer for Sacred Space Yoga School, RYS, Paulette Harwood, Director
“The arts and movement have been passions for me since childhood. I began dancing at age five, and at age ten, accompanied my mother to a Hatha yoga class, when so few existed. It struck a chord. My mother’s legacy to me was adopting a healthy lifestyle early-on that included eco-consciousness, self-study, nutrition, and being kind. From the 80’s thru 2001, I taught jazz dance at various places in Boston as a moonlighting career while at a corporate job. My yoga practice a quiet personal pursuit of various styles of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Bikram. A natural transition from dance class, I obtained a Pilates Mat Certification in 2002, and the following year studied with Jonathan Urla of NYC to receive a Yogilates™ certification. I have studied with several of yoga’s international luminaries, including Manju Jois, son of Patthabi Jois, Dharma Mittra, Baron Baptiste, Cyndi Lee and Bo Forbes, ERyt PsyD. In 2006 I completed a Yoga Alliance Certification and now train teachers. From 2007-2014, I operated my own studio and continue to work privately with clients. In 2015 completed a 500-hr. comprehensive Pilates program through the Pilates Method Alliance, the national governing body dedicated to the classical teachings of Joseph Pilates. I understand the constraints of aging upon athletic performance. In whatever discipline I’m teaching, there’s ‘joyful play’ grounded in safety, alignment, and core awareness principles.”
In 2013, I broke my back due to a fall. The lifelong disciplines of yoga and Pilates helped me to recover, and the experience made me a better teacher.
|Yoga Alliance Credentials|
|Teacher Training Program||
Finding Inner Peace Yoga School, 200 hour. 2006
|Other Qualifications & Trainings||
Ashtanga Yoga with Manju Jois, Yoga Master. (son of Sri K Patthabhi Jois).
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