YOGA and TAI CHI TEACHING Profile: A hopeful, energetic yoga and tai chi teacher facilitating wholeness through the body/mind/energy connection.
YOGA instructor 2006-present. Certified Rest and Renew Teacher. Level 1 Certified iRest Teacher. 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher. Certified Integrated Ayurvedic Practitioner and Advanced Yoga Teacher. E-RYT 500. 200 CYT. YACEP. Domestic Violence Advocate. Retired Certified ParaYoga Instructor. Teaches yoga nidra, yoga therapeutics, restorative, tantra hatha/hatha, meditation, tantra vinyasa, yoga for actors and musicians, prenatal, gentle, intro and basic yoga, pranayama; volunteer teaches domestic violence survivors and prenatal inmates. Leads teacher trainings in Yoga Nidra: Guided Relaxation, and Subtle Body Yoga. Leads workshops on yoga nidra, meditation, intro to tantra, low back and hip therapeutics, sankalpa, restorative, more. Teaches to private clients, and at yogaview, Nature Yoga Studio, East Bank Club. Volunteer teaches to veterans at the VA and to pre-natal inmates at Cook County Jail. Taught at First Ascent, Equinox, 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.
Yoga EDUCATION 2020-2022. IAYT Yoga Therapy Viniyoga Training 2018-2019: RYT 500 Hour Teacher Training: Viniyoga 2018. iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training 2017. Yoga Anatomy Training; Yoga Therapy Training Summit; Yoga Nidra Teacher Training 2016. Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma; Vajrayana Buddhist Mudra Yoga; 13 Hour Teacher Training: Trauma-Informed Yoga Training – Yoga, Sexual Violence and the Physiology of Resilience; Tantrik Practices for Women; 20 Hour Teacher Training: Yoga for Seniors 2015. 40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training; Rest and Renew Restorative Yoga Training 2014. Yoga Nidra Teacher Training; Yoga Anatomy Training 2013-14. RYT 300 Hour Teacher Training: Darshan Center 2013. Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad and Khajaraho, India 2006-2013. RYT 500 Hour Teacher Training: ParaYoga 2012. 95 Hour Teacher Training: Children’s Yoga 2007. CYT 200 Hour Teacher Training: Yogaview Studio; 13.5 Hour Teacher Training: Purna Yoga 2006.14 Day Self Transformation Program: Himalayan Institute 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., Rod Stryker, Jim Kulakowski, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Additional Yoga Experience 2010-present. Yoga Teacher at Yoga for Recovery. Volunteer instructs prenatal inmates in Cook County jail. Featured on “Making a Difference” NBC TV. 2009-present. Yoga Teacher: KANWIN. Volunteer instructs adult and child domestic violence survivors. 2013-present.Writer: Yoga Chicago Magazine 2013-2015. Darshan Center Special Projects Coordinator 2007-2013. ParaYoga Training Administrator, Special Projects Coordinator 2010-2018. Manduka Product Ambassador 2009-2013. Three Minute Egg Product Ambassador at Yoga Journal Conferences
TAI CHI instructor Present: Teaches to veterans at the VA 2019-present. Teaches tai chi in Millennium Park at Millennium Park Summer Workouts 2017: Taught taichi and mindful movement at Grateful Yoga Tai Chi and Martial Arts EDUCATION 2016-present. Daoist tai chi and meditation at Nine Clouds Studio in Shanghai, China and Zurich, Switzerland 2016-present. Daoist tai chi and meditation at Alternative Health Group 2000-2003. Taught cardio kick boxing at Chang’s Martial Art and Fitness Center 1995-2000. Studied tai chi, chi kung, Shaolin Kung Fu at Iron Fist Kung Fu Studio 1995. Studied tai chi at Stirling Tai Chi Studio 1973 -1987. Studied Korean martial arts