I am a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher and have been actively teaching classes since Oct 2011 in Sonoma, California. I am energetic, very reliable, and dedicated to teaching yoga to as many people as I can, particularly seniors. My classes are safe, fun and varied and my instructions are detailed and delivered in a clear, easy-to-hear voice. I love sharing the benefits of yoga!
Successfully teaching multi-level Hatha Yoga, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Yin and Yoga Meets Dance classes. Ability to substitute for many different yoga styles, including senior mat yoga.. and while I haven't taught chair yoga...I attend a senior chair class 2-3 times a week and have a certification from Silver Age (Senior) yoga and have extensive knowledge about yoga for seniors.
I am a former software engineer who has now 'retired' but taken up a new career as a yoga teacher. I have degrees in Music, Early Childhood Education and Computer Programming.
I have a very active yoga practice at home as well as attending several classes a week. Yoga is my passion.
I teach Yoga Meets Dance workshops at various locations in Sonoma and Petaluma, as well as substitute teach for several teachers at Yoga Community. In addition, I teach 2 regular classes weekly: a multi-level Hatha yoga class and a Restorative class. I have taught senior mat yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Yin yoga to a wide variety of abilities and ages at Yoga Community in Sonoma, Ca.
50 hour Restorative training with Darren Main at Yoga Tree. Included anatomy, massage, restorative training, practice teaching, working with students with various illnesses and theory of Restorative Yoga.
Studied with Shy Sayar at Yoga One in Petaluma. Training included anatomy, meditation, asanas, Buddhist philosophy and practice teaching. It is registered with Yoga Alliance.
On line class that included a manual, DVD's and on-line tests. Attended Silver Age Yoga Retreat Sept 2012 and learned additional methods of teaching seniors. For more information: www.silverageyoga.org
On line class that included a manual, video presentations and on-line tests. Aqua yoga is perfect for seniors and people who might not be comfortable in traditional yoga classes. The resistance of the water and its buoyancy make it a perfect fit for those physically challenged or not able to do a land-based practice. For more information: www.whitecrowyoga.com
34 hour training with Marc Halpern at Sivananda Yoga Farm. The class included history and theory behind Yoga Nidra as well as actual practice teaching. I have incorporated Yoga Nidra into traditional yoga classes and restorative yoga. It is a wonderful complement to any class as it provides a complete and deep relaxation and is perfect for those who might have trouble meditating, yet it gives the same benefits. In addition, Yoga Nidra can be practiced by absolutely anyone.
100 hour Certificate in Yoga Meets Dance. This workshop is for all levels and includes gentle yoga, easy dance movements and is suitable for all ages. For more information please go to www.yogameetsdance.com
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