As a massage therapist, specializing in MFR, I help clients to feel their best by resolving the root causes of pain and dysfunction, increasing energy and vitality & decreasing stress!
Darlene started on her journey with yoga in 1998 while working full time as a mechanical engineer. With the stress of work and the emotional hardship of losing her mother to Ovarian Cancer, Darlene turned to the practice of yoga for help. She was able to find balance in her life and learned tools to maintain her own health and well-being . With encouragement from her wonderful and inspirational yoga teacher, Fern Meierding, and after experiencing the incredible effects of yoga in her own life, Darlene started teaching and is truly honored to be able to share the gift of yoga with others.
Darlene completed her 500hr advanced yoga teacher certification in Hatha Yoga from the Himalayan Institute and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the highest level of training and experience, E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). As a perpetual student, Darlene has also taken various workshops with senior teachers such as Shari Friedrickson, Judith Lasater, Rod Stryker, and Doug Keller. While currently focusing mostly on pregnancy yoga, Darlene has enjoyed teaching various types of classes including beginner and advanced hatha, prenatal, postnatal yoga (babies 6 wk-crawling, including infant massage), children and family yoga, private sessions, yoga in the workplace, yoga in the chiropractic setting, and yoga for sports teams. Darlene currently teaches yoga at The Yoga Center of Columbia, Crofton Yoga and the Columbia Medical Sports and Spine (formerly knows as Dabbs Chiropractic Center).