I teach — and am always learning — yoga.
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I pledged to commit myself more to self-care. Part of that pledge was seeking out a physical activity I truly loved and diving into it head first. I rediscovered yoga — a physical practice I've dabbled in for more than 10 years, but have since learned is so, so much more than a workout — and decided to take the plunge and invest in teacher training shortly thereafter.
I'm currently seeking private and small-group students (beginner and intermediate); part-time paid teaching opportunities in corporate wellness and small fitness facilities; and volunteer teaching opportunities.
Read more about my certifications and interests below!
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Yoga Alliance: Registered Yoga Teacher RYT-200
I'm certified RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance, an international nonprofit association that represents the yoga community. Its mission: "to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga."
I joined as soon as I got certified to offer all my future students the peace of mind that I'm serious about my own practice, continuing education, and honoring the yogic traditions that people have observed for thousands of years.
group apprentice program: zen yoga garage
In July 2017, I wrapped up an additional 50 hours of continuing education to deepen my abilities as a yoga instructor. In addition to four free community classes that allowed me opportunities to develop my own sequences and get more hands-on experience with students, the program featured lectures on the following:
- Advanced assists
- Advanced asanas
- Soul of the teacher
- Seat of the teacher
Teacher Training: CorePower Yoga
I completed my 200-hour certification through CorePower Yoga's Power Teacher Training program in April 2017. This eight-week training offers "an accessible approach to learning paired with practical hands on experience.
During the training, I learned to teach C1, CorePower's intelligent sequence designed for beginners yogis to build strength, balance, patience, and a passion for their personal practice. Along with extensive practice teaching of the C1 asanas, I also enjoyed lectures on the history of yoga (including the eight-limbed path), Sanskrit, yoga anatomy, chakras, and more.
The training made me endlessly curious and geared me up for a lifelong learning process I'm already enjoying immensely.