Certified Yoga Therapist
Breathing Time Yoga is a sanctuary where people are nourished physically and spiritually.We offer yoga as affordable health care.
Yoga found me at the early age of 13 when I learned to meditate in a small ashram in Philadelphia. I practiced through my teens and twenties. Yogic meditation stabilized me at a turbulent time both in my life and in the world. I lost the thread of yoga in my twenties but came back to yoga in my early 30s when I was disabled by a serious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and fibromyalgia. Yoga became and essential part of my healing. With gratitude for this gift I became a yoga teacher in 1994 and eventually founded my own yoga studio, Breathing Time Yoga in 2000.
My fundamental understanding of yoga is that the practice of yoga is a personal empowerment for healing. Therefore I teach you what you can do for yourself to heal yourself. It is not something I do to you, or for you. I simply teach you what may do for yourself. I will support and encourage you, but you will do the healing work.
My understanding of people is that each one is unique, no two are alike in all respects. My training in Viniyoga allows me to customize practices to who you are, what issues you have and what your goals are. Each person is taught unique practices. There is no cookie cutter solution.
I deepened my studies of yoga with intensive study with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) since 2001, completing AVI's rigorous yoga therapist training in 2006. I have supplemented my training with studies with of yoga nidra and iRest with Richard Miller, Yoga for Depression and Anxiety with Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Back Care and Yoga for Upper back Neck and Shoulder with Robin Rothenberg, and others.
My personal journey with yoga has been long and fruitful. I invite you to begin or further your journey with personalized yoga therapy with me.