I am an experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500);
I am strongly influenced by the Iyengar tradition and teach Hatha, Gentle, Restorative, Yin, and Vinyasa Flow classes. My classes emphasize mindfulness, alignment, and deepening the connection with the breath. Where applicable, I focus on assisting students in finding the appropriate balance of muscular effort, and relaxation and release. I aim to help students increase strength, balance, flexibility, and peace of mind. My primary teacher is Kofi Busia. Other notable influences include Leeann Carey, Erich Schiffmann, Angela Farmer, and Mark Stephens.
My classes are further influenced by my massage/bodywork training (see below), Vipassana meditation courses, and yoga service programs at the Mount Madonna Center and Pacific Cultural Center in Santa Cruz. I teach public, private, on Zoom, and corporate yoga as well as workshops and retreats. I have been teaching since 2002. To learn more about my teaching, check out the reviews on YogaTrail.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT #20905), Morales Method® Core Integration Therapist Level 3, and a Morales Method® Pain Specialist. I have been in the field of yoga and bodywork since 2002 and specialize in therapeutic bodywork and treating people with injuries and pain using various levels of intensity. I have trained in a variety of modalities and my work emphasizes integrative bodywork that is influenced by my years of teaching yoga and focuses on fascia, joint mobilization, and stability. Additionally, I use techniques that include cranial sacral therapy and polarity to help with the integration and therapeutic process. I am committed to continuing education and providing client-centered sessions. I am now also offering Morales Method® Structural Integrations Series Sessions. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Other offerings include pre-natal massage, yoga-massage sessions, and corporate chair massage. Yoga-massage sessions are provided as house calls or at another designated location. Corporate chair massage has become increasingly popular in all kinds of settings and as a practitioner it demands a certain kind of flexibility that I am adept at. Please call or email me for availability.