I am a certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist. I received my yoga therapy training and certification at Yoga Therapy Rx, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, under the direction of Dr. Larry Payne and his amazing cadre of medical and chiropractic physicians, physical therapists, nurses, and yoga master instructors.
I am a certified “Yoga After 50” (Prime of Life Yoga®) instructor. Yoga after 50 is a specialty program focusing on yoga for midlife and beyond. I received training and certification from program creator/director Dr. Larry Payne. Yoga After 50 offers an overall lifestyle approach that is accommodating. It covers everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains, weight reduction, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips.
I am a certified Brain Longevity Specialist. I received training and certification under the direction of Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, President/Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) and lead trainer Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD. The ARPF is a yoga and integrative medicine-based program for brain health and healthy aging. Baby boomers are the fastest-growing segment of our population and today almost 6 million adults are struggling with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, that number is estimated to be at least 50 million people. Around the globe, someone is diagnosed every 30 seconds.
I have studied Subtle® Yoga. The Subtle® Yoga program incorporates six key processes: mindful movement, breathing practices, meditation, awareness of values/ethical engagement, spiritual development and service. Together these practices promote attention, mindfulness, body awareness, self-regulation, resiliency, self-actualization and pro-social behavior.
I am a retired law enforcement officer. Throughout my career I practiced yoga and meditation. Understanding the value of a personal practice and knowing that yoga helped me during difficult times, I sought to learn more and prepared myself to serve. Upon my retirement I immediately obtained my first 200-hour yoga teacher certification. Seeking to further my understanding of yogic medicine, I sought additional training as a yoga therapist at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. My long-term goal is to develop a yoga therapy program to support the aging population, and a yoga therapy program which helps to address the impact on the law enforcement community and culture.
Hatha yoga and gentle yoga are my primary styles of practice.
The first session will always include an assessment of conditions and needs.
The follow-up yoga sessions will include an assessment of progress and needs, a yoga practice and a meditation practice.
If time permits, I include office yoga, chair yoga, and focused breath.
The pains of the mind manifest themselves in the body. My goal is to work in partnership with the client to find the right yoga movement to help the mind and body heal.