I provide one-on-one sessions, semi-privates, and small group classes. I always approach each session from a place of compassion. I work in a non-judgmental way, helping my clients have self-acceptance and love for their bodies. I work with clients who have experienced trauma and approach all sesssions in a trauma-sensitive manner.
I believe in pulling from multiple modalities and putting together a personalized plan for each of my clients. . I assist clients who have anxiety or depression and when appropriate, I collaborate with a Clinical Social Worker to make sure that my clients are getting all their needs met. Through yoga, pilates, movement, and meditation I put together a session for the mind, body and spirit.
I believe in the importance of approaching my work with clients from an integrated place. I often collaborate with other practitioners like therapists, physical therapists, massage therapists and others to provide the best possible care.
AFAA- certified Personal Trainer
200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher -YogaFit
100-hour Yoga for Warriors Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
MA in Forensic Psychology
Reiki Level 1 Certification
Movement for Trauma Level 1 with Jane Clapp
I first started doing yoga as a child but became serious about it at age 16 when I studied with an amazing Hatha teacher named Sita Rose. She was also a Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist which gave me the first inklings of how one could combine talk therapy with body-based modalities. I also have studied martial arts, dance, and Pilates.
I received my Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I worked at the Brooklyn District Attorneys office in the Sex Crimes Bureau and Crimes Against Children doing counseling and victims services. I left after my son was born in 2007 and wanted to figure out a way to still work in this field but in a more body-centered approach. I remembered the work that Sita Rose had done and started my own investigations into mind-body healing.
I received my personal trainer certification through AFAA and went on to complete my 200-hour yoga teacher training through YogaFit. It was while working one-on-one with clients doing yoga and pilates and strength training that my interest in trauma-sensitive yoga deepened and I went back to YogaFit and completed their 100-hour Yoga for Warriors- Trauma sensitive yoga certification. I am working on learning Reiki and have completed my Reiki Level 1 certification. I also completed Movement for Trauma Level 1 with Jane Clapp.
I am always pushing myself to learn new modalities and keep up with best practices in the field. I recently joined the Breathe Network, an online community of trauma-informed practitioners: www.thebreathenetwork.org