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Work History

2014Present

Yoga Therapist,C-IAYT

Private Practice, Certified Yoga Therapist

Provide private and group yoga therapy using asana, breath, guided visualization, meditation and self care routines. Piloted the Yoga for Breast Cancer Program at Nyack Hospital in conjunction with Kula for Karma. Experience with Children with Special Needs, PTSD, trauma,  addiction, anxiety, stress and depression, cancer, pain management

2019present

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Lucky Elephant Yoga Studio

Teach Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini Yoga for Addiction Recovery

2003Present

Yoga Teacher

Freelance 

Taught mixed level adult classes, therapeutic yoga for breast cancer,  therapeutic yoga for pain, lead workshops, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, pre/post natal yoga. 

Sept. 2011Present

Special Educator, MAT

Self Employed Early Intervention Therapist

Provide Multi sensory interventions and/or ABA therapy to developmentally delayed children, birth-3, Lead Teacher, create ABA programs,  provide family training

Sept. 2006Sept. 2011

Teacher, Pre-K - Fifth Grade

P.S. 212, Bronx

Classroom teacher implementing Everyday Math and Balanced Literacy curriculum, curriculum mapping, guided struggling Seventh grade students as tutors for kindergarten, created pull out program in Writer's Workshop for below grade level fifth graders

Education

2018

Kundalini Yoga, KRI Level 1

Kundalini Yoga East

20152016

Yoga Therapy

Prema Yoga Therapeutics

Yoga and Ayurveda, applying Ayurvedic principles to private and group yoga therapy,150 Hour mentored supervision

2014

300 Hour Yoga Teacher/Therapy certification

Yoga Mountain, New City, NY

Theory, Methods and Practicum in Yoga Therapy,  advanced teaching techniques

2007

Masters of Arts in Teaching, Dean's List

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

 Certified in Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education

2005

Graduate Study

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Completed 18 credits towards graduate degree in Dance Movement Therapy

2003

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification

Yoga Mountain, New City, NY

Methods,Theory and Applications of Yoga Teaching

Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Dean's List

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa

Major in Film, minor in painting, photography

Media

Your Shift Matters; from Breakdown to Breakthrough

Contributing author to Amazon #1 Bestseller

Interview with Krishna Das, Chai and Chat

Video interview with Krishna Das on spiritual practice

Changing the Face of Yoga

Podcast interview with Stephanie Cunningham

Infusing Dharma into Yoga Classes

Your Shift Matters

Podcast with Dana Zarcone on overcoming trauma

Unshakeable Self Confidence

Podcast with Billy Atwell on using the body to release fear

Additional Study

 

  • Kundalini Workshop, The 8 Human Talents with Gurmukh
  • Developing Intuition with Eric Schiffman
  • Para Yoga with Rod Stryker
  • Introduction to Viniyoga Therapy with Mirka Krafstow
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology with Amy Matthews (Laban Bartinieff Institute)
  • Buddha Body Yoga, adaptations for larger bodies with Michael Hayes
  • 40 hour Anusara Immersion with Amy Ippoliti and Susan Rubin
  • Living Core, Pre Clinical Study of Core Energetics with Liz Carl, Institute of Core Energetics
  • Yoga for Trauma and Addiction , Kula for Karma
  • Yoga for Cardiac Patients, Charlotte Stone
  • Yoga for Cancer, Charlotte Stone
  • 100  hour Yoga and Ayurveda training, Dana Slamp, Prema Yoga Therapeutics