In my classes I hold a safe, open space, guiding students through an integration of vinyasa, yin, restorative, qi-gong, meditation and pranayama. I encourage students to meet themselves and their practice, with compassion, vulnerability, and a sense of humor.
As a 500hr RYT, (including certifications in yin yoga and prenatal yoga), along with a graduate degree in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations with a focus in Public Health, I bring a multidisciplinary approach to wellness, empowerment, and leadership shaped by my experiences working and traveling nationally and internationally.
I am a Reiki Master, Transformational Life Coach, and Shamanic Practitioner. My unique journey has led me to study with indigenous Elders from Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, and North American (including the tribes of Cherokee, Lakota, Anishinaabe, and Cree). I co-lead retreats with Yona FrenchHawk, a Cherokee Elder and Ceremonialist, who is one of less than 300 remaining full blooded Cherokee who speak and write the native tongue. As a catalyst in bridging these ancient traditions with modern technology across various spaces from yoga studios to western medical and corporate settings, I impart the philosophies of holistic healing, earth based traditions, and the subtle skills of self inquiry and interpersonal relationship.
I also am excited to be creating a series of Nada Yoga albums ("Nada Yoga = the union of sound") collaborating with the many brilliantly talented musicians who have played for my Nada Yoga classes at JPCY over the past 5 years!
For information about me, my retreats, coaching services, or private yoga/meditation sessions please visit www.livethrivelove.com.