Yoga Resume

Intention

To facilitate transformation through self-awareness.

Yoga Teaching Experience

  • Yoga Instructor
    Teaches private clients and at Yogaview, Nature Yoga.. Taught at Chicago Athletic Clubs, FFC, SoHo House, Moksha Yoga, Tejas Yoga, Soulistic. Taught at BhaktiFest Midwest and Jacob Tree, Serendipity Festival, Wanderlust Yoga in the City, Yoga Rocks the Park, Sukhava Bodhe. Taught in India, Turkey, Australia, South Korea.
    2006-present
  • E-RYT 500. 200 CYT. Certified iRest Level One Teacher. Certified Rest and Renew Teacher. Certified Integrated Ayurvedic Practitioner and Advanced Yoga Teacher.  Domestic Violence Advocate. Retired Certified Level One ParaYoga® Instructor.
  • Teaches yoga nidra, tantra hatha, tantra vinyasa, vinyasa, yoga for actors and musicians, prenatal, gentle, restorative, intro and basic yoga, yoga therapy, meditation, pranayama; volunteer teaches to domestic violence survivors and to prenatal inmates. Leads teacher trainings in Yoga Nidra: Guided Relaxation and in Subtle Body Yoga. Leads workshops on prana vayus, tantric meditation, intro to tantra, low back and hips, mantra, sankalpa, tantric restorative, and more.​

Yoga Education

  • IAYT Viniyoga Yoga Therapy
    2018-2022
  • iRest Level One Yoga Nidra 
    2018
  • ​Nine Clouds Daoist Taiji and Meditation
    2016-2018
    Studies with Patrick Kelly in China and Switzerland, Timothy Suh in Chicago. Guillem Bernado in China and Chicago.
  • Yoga Anatomy
    2017
    Studied with Nathan Paulus
  • Yoga Therapy Summit
    2017
  • Total Yoga Nidra
    2016-2018
    Studies with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
  • Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma
    2016
    Studied with Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
  • Mudra Yoga in the Vajrayana Buddhist lineage of Nepal
    2016
    Studied with Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya
  • 13 Hour Teacher Training: Trauma-Informed Yoga Training – Yoga, Sexual Violence and the Physiology of Resilience
    2016
    Studied with Molly Boeder Harris
  • Tantrik Practices for Women
    2016
    Studied with Yoli Maya Yeh
  • Yoga Therapy Training Weekend
    2016
    Studied with Gary Kraftsow
  • 20 Hour Teacher Training: Yoga for Seniors
    2015
    Studied with Gabriel Halpern
  • 40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training,
    2015
  • Rest and Renew Restorative Yoga Training
    2014
    Studied with Judith Lasater
  • RYT 500 Hour Teacher Training: Darshan Center
    2013-2014
    Studied with Jim Kulackoski
  • 25 Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
    2013
    Studied with Rolk Solvik
  • RYT 500 Hour Teacher Training: ParaYoga
    2006-2013
    Studied with with Rod Stryker
  • Registered Teacher Training: Children’s Yoga
    2012
    Studied with Mira Binzen from Global Family Yoga
  • CYT 200 Hour Teacher Training: Yogaview Studio
    2007
    Studied with Tom Quinn, Quinn Kearney, Geri Bleier, Claire Mark
  • 31.5 Hour Teacher Training: Purna Yoga
    2007
    Studied with Aadil Palkhivala
  • 14 Day Self Transformation Program: Himalayan Institute
    2007
    Studied meditation, yoga, philosophy, therapy with resident and guest teachers
  • Workshops: Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Gary Kraftsow, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Barbara Benagh, Mitchell Bleier, Anna Forrest, Swami Shankardev, Rolf Solvik, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dharma Mittra, Leslie Kaminoff, Mark Whitwell, Jim Bennitt, Gabriel Halpern, Breena Geehan, Nicholai Bachman, Saul David Raye, Kia Miller, Nina Rao, Ed Shapiro, James Boag, Chase Bosart, Wendy Doniger, Arjia Rinpoche, Sandra Anderson, Shari Friedriksen, Molly Boeder, Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya, Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. ​

Additional Yoga Experience

  • Yoga Teacher: Yoga for Recovery
    2010-present
    Volunteer instructs prenatal inmates in Cook County Prison
  • Yoga Program Developer for KANWIN
    2009-present
    Develops and leads a yoga program for domestic violence survivors
  • Yoga Teacher: Prison Yoga Project
    2016
    Volunteer instructed in Cook County Juvenile Detention Center​
  • Darshan Center Special Projects Coordinator
    2013-2015
    Managed Darshan Center digital communications, updated website content, created newsletter. Consulted with teacher training administration. Produced and managed workshops. Worked teacher training admissions.
  • ParaYoga Training Administrator, Special Projects Coordinator
    2007-2013
    Managed ParaYoga digital communications, staff, merchandise sales, student registration; assisted at teacher trainings; updated website content, created newsletter.
  • Three Minute Egg Product Ambassador
    2009-2013
    Demonstrated and sold yoga props at yoga conferences and studio
  • Manduka Product Ambassador
    2010 – present

Interests

Meditation; acting: playing music; organizing events; biking; thoughtful evolution with humor and love; whistling like a truck driver

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