With two of my main teachers: Shiva Das & David Newman 

 
 
 
 
 ABOUT ME: 
 
* E-RYT, 500
* YACEP ( Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
* Teaching Yoga since 2007
* Teacher Trainer since 2010
* Trained at The Spirit of Yoga, Yoga On Main, Kripalu & The YogaLife Intitute
* Over 2,500 training hours
* Over 5,800 teaching hours 
* Completed four Restorative Trainings
*Advanced Relax & Renew Trainer since 2009
* ChildLight Certified 2009
* Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populations Certified 2010
* Daily Meditation and Yoga  practice since 2004
* First experience with Meditation in 1971
* Medicinal Aromatherapist 
* Received certificate from Trauma Informed Len Yoga in 2017
* Lead teacher for ACAC West Chester 200hr YTT
​* Integral Yoga, Princeton 300 hr teacher trainer 
* Founded Philly Yoga & Chant Festival ( formerly Philly Shaktifest / Shaktifest Chant Fest) and ran it the first three years
* Founded One Day Chester County  Event: Yoga for Haiti and Raised 10k for Doctors Without Borders
* Started Restorative classes in several  Yoga for EVERYBody and Restorative classes in several local studios & fitness clubs
* Taught hundred of local teachers how to lead restorative and Yoga for EVERYBody classes 




 I have studied over 2,500 hours beyond my original 200 hour training. I am very grateful to all my teachers and mentors. 
 
I have studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Shannon Paige, Sudha Lundeen and Jane Fryer. I am the only person in Pennsylvania who has earned the title of Advanced  Relax & Renew Trainer from Judith Lasater. I taught weekly restorative classes for many years and have now trained over two hundred instructors  how to teach this style of yoga. My Restorative trainings are offered several times a year.
 
 I created my own style of very gentle yoga called "Yoga For the Rounded Body" or " Yoga for EVERY Body". I took what I learned from ten years of taking classes with a plethora of teachers far and wide and what I learned from my own practice and put it together in a safe, systematic way to create balanced sequences. It uses props, adaptations and modifications so that yoga is accessible to the older, overweight and deconditioned crowd that are not ready for chair yoga only. I created a training and have offered that locally several times to teachers in the Philadelphia area.

I own the fictitious name, " Yoga For Every Body" because that is my philosophy. All of my classes use permission stones to indicate consent for physical assists or adjustments or have no hands on adjustments. 


 
There is more information about my trainings, workshop offerings and series on the home page. Several testimonials are also included on the home page.
 
I have been an educator all my life and continue to teach languages at the college level after retiring from teaching in the public school system for thirty years.  

As a Chester County native, I have lived in the area my entire life except when I lived in Colombia, Mexico and St. Kitts. I have earned a BS, a MA and a PhD in education.

I have written several featured articles in Philly Area Yoga and YogaLiving about Essential Oils, Chair Yoga, Yoga for the Rounded Body and Restorative Yoga. I was featured in the Curvy Seven in August 2014. 
 
 
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 PRESENT:



*******The Center, 15 Green St., Downingtown , Pa, 2017-PRESENT
WEEKLY GENTLE YOGA CLASS- TUESDAYS 4:30-5:30


********Sacred Centers East, 1600 Yellow Springs Rd., Chester Springs, 2017- PRESENT, MONTHLY RESTORATIVE CLASS-SECOND THURSDAYS 7-8:30


****ACAC, West Chester, Pa 2017-PRESENT    
Lead Teacher for YTT, Co-creator of the program


*****Integral Yoga, Princeton, NJ, 2017-PRESENT
Part of the 300 hour teaching staff ( Restorative Module) 



PAST WEEKLY CLASSES: 


 ~ACAC, West Chester, Pa 2012-2016, Meditation, Gentle, Yoga for EVERYbody  
~Awakening Wellness, Malvern, 2013-2017, restorative & gentle classes 
~Blue Rock, West Chester: 2010-2011 Gentle classes, Restorative Workshops 
~Curves, Downingtown:  2010-2012 Rounded Body classes 
~Immaculata College, Immaculata: 2011-2013  for Credit - All Level Class
~ Octorara   High, Atglen : 2007-2009 Teen Yoga Club
~ Octorara  High, Atglen: 2007-2009  Gentle Yoga for staff

~The Sama Center, West Chester, Pa 2012-2017
  Chair Classes, Gentle classes, Meditation Series

~The Spirit of Yoga, Downingtown &,  West Chester, Pa-- 2007-2017
Yoga for EVERYBody, Restorative, Level 1,  Privates, Children's classes, Tween classes

~Turks Head, West Chester : 2009-2010 Restorative Classe
~YogaLife Institute , Devon: 2011-2015 Beginner classes, Restorative classes 



PREVIOUS TRAINING/WORKSHOP LOCATIONS:


~ACAC in West Chester (2017) Restorative Training, Gentle training
~Awakening Wellness in Malvern (2012-2013) Restorative Trainings, Gentle Trainings
~Beautiful Mind Strong Body , Greenville, De ( 2013): Gentle Yoga Training
 ~Harmony in Wellness, Phoenixville, Pa (2016): Workshop on Essential Oils 
~Integral Yoga, Princeton, NJ (2014 & 2017) Restorative  Training 
~ Sama Center, West Chester (2013-2017) Restorative trainings, (2017) Gentle Training
~Sebastian Yoga, Sebastian, FL (2016 & 2017): Restorative Training 
- The Center, Downingtown , Pa, (2017) How to Teach Gentle Yoga Training
~The Spirit of Yoga, Downingtown & West Chester: Restorative Trainings (2010-2017), Meditation Training (2017)
~Verge, Wayne, Pa (2016): Restorative Training ​​​
-Yoga On Main, Philadelphia,( 2011-2017) Restorative Trainings 
~YogaLife Institute , Devon: (2011-2016 )  Several Restorative Trainings,  Various Monthly Workshops on Chair Yoga, Mantra Meditation, Language Cues, Teaching Relaxation, Restorative Yoga and How to Be a Successful Independent Yoga Instructor​​​​

 
Sub Experience ( 2008-2013)
​Blue Lotus in Kimberton
Hari Om Mandir in Downingtown
Human Breathing in Morgantown
​Sacred Springs in Chester Springs
Simply Yoga in Exton
Tennis Addiction in Exton
The Center in Downingtown​
Yoga On Main in Phila