I have been in the health and fitness industry and practicing Yoga for over 20 years. I began my journey to become a
Yoga Instructor at the Integral Holy Cow Yoga Center in Charleston, SC where I completed the 200 hour teacher
training course. This was followed by attending several workshops with various world class teachers such as Manju
Jois, Cyndi Lee, Doug Swenson, Paul Grilly, Stephanie Keach and Bryan Kest. I am currently working to complete
the requirements for Teacher training at the 500-hour level.
I recently completed a Yoga Warrior Teacher Trainer Certification with Dharma Richards Director of Yoga
Warriors to work with persons involved in high stress environments. (This includes first responders, veterans,
military personnel, caregivers and family members.)
My personal journey with Yoga has enabled me to share with others the many healing benefits of Yoga. As an
instructor I have seen firsthand how Yoga benefits people of all levels of fitness. Without exception people with
physical limitations, seniors, plus size bodies and those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders,
addictions or other emotional/behavioral problems have benefited from Yoga.
Physical fitness has been a lifelong passion for me which started when I joined the track and swim team in junior
high school. As an adult I participated in aerobics, jogging, kick boxing and Tae Kwon Do. In 1996 I discovered my
true passion when I began taking Yoga classes in Georgia with Dot Landerman a 75 year old lady who inspired
others by example.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:
Authorized Yoga Warriors Instructor
Yoga Teacher 200 Hr E-RYT
Reiki 1st Degree
Pre Natal Yoga
PI-Yo Certified (Gold)
AFPA Functionl Fitness Specialist
YMCA Active Older Adult Program Director
IFTA Personal Trainer
IFTA Water Aerobics
IFTA Senior Fitness
IFTA Group Fitness
American Red Cross Instructor/Trainer.
YMCA Group Fitness Instructor/Trainer.
Zumba, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning
Turbo Kick Certified.
Red Belt Tye Kwon Do.