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My Story

Exceeding Expectations One Client at a Time

I have been teaching various forms of yoga for over 12 years and have specialized in helping people overcome personal obstacles that impact their ability to lead a more purposeful and happy life. I leverage a toolset of techniques to assist people in manifesting more significant connections within their bodies, cultivating a healthy nervous system, and naturally releasing tension caused by the invisible wounds of stress, anxiety, trauma, and/or addiction. 

 

Over the last decade, my practice has been centered on relieving symptoms to promote continued healing and leverage inner and physical awareness as strength. Through various techniques, including breathwork, meditation, gentle asanas, somatic yoga, qigong, and neurogenic tremoring, I have helped empower people to heal, experience growth, and transform into a healthier version of themselves. The community I have served includes veterans, business professionals, first responders, refugees, those incarcerated, students, and many more who suffer from stress, anxiety, trauma, and/or addiction. My passion for healing and growth, inspired by my life experiences and education, has contributed significantly to the thriving yoga practice I enjoy today. 

 

I am the Yoga for Trauma Recovery cofounder, a JOY Teacher Training faculty member, and a Thriving Through Transition and Embodied personal coach. I am a former marketing manager at Apple, co-founder of Mariposa Montessori school, and a proud mom of three. I enjoy new experiences, traveling, studying Buddhism, the outdoors, and nature; I love spending time with family and friends and living a purposeful, happy, and grateful life in San Jose, California. 

My Experience

In addition to the certifications below, I have completed 1000+ hours of additional training in the field of stress, anxiety, trauma, and addiction and served and supported thousands of students nationwide.

Credentials

  • TRE (Trauma/Tension/Release) Certification – studied under the distinguished Dr. David Bercelli, an expert in TRE

  • TRE Provider Certified

  • TSY (Trauma Sensitive Yoga) Certification; studied under the renowned trauma researcher and pioneer Dr. Bessel van der Kolk of The Trauma Center at JRI. 

  • ERYT500 with Yoga Alliance

  • YACEP with Yoga Alliance

  • Medical Qigong Certified

  • Yin Yoga Certified

  • Restorative Yoga Certified

Classes & Outreach

  • Offering weekly classes, workshops, and teacher training in the classroom, online, or via private sessions for over 12 years.

  • Instructing trauma-informed yoga at the VA hospital in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and San Jose, California, for 10+ years. 

  • Supported Bay Area addiction recovery centers for 10+ years

  • Taught yoga and mindfulness training to women incarcerated at the Elmwood Correctional Facility

  • Providing yoga and mindfulness classes at the Center for Survivors of Torture.  

  • Teaching yoga at the San Francisco 49ers community outreach program

  • Served as a guest speaker at Second Harvest food bank 

  • Served as a guest speaker in the field of stress, anxiety, trauma, and addiction at Stanford University. 

  • Led local and international retreats to promote service, outreach, and personal healing.