After many years of feeling like yoga was reserved for the flexible, I signed up for yoga teacher training with Gerhard Gessner at Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, CA. During the training, I learned to turn my weakness into strength by creating playful sequences that go beyond stretching and tap into the true benefits of personal practice. I have focused my career on helping others become healthier.
I hold a Fitness Instruction & Exercise Science Certification from UCSD extension where I expanded my knowledge of metabolic diseases, nutrition for athletes and exercise for special populations including older adults, pregnant women and youth fitness. I work with private yoga and personal training clients, ages 13 to 75, and I teach vinyasa flow classes with an emphasis on proper alignment and breathwork.
I work with clients of all ages, abilities and sizes, taking a non-diet/non-weight loss approach to health at every size. My mission is to make everyone feel good in their bodies today.
My training experience
I have always been a fitness enthusiast and a long distance runner. I found the exercise made me feel better regardless of the number on the scale and I wanted to share that with others. I have been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2012 and I completed my Vinyasa Yoga training at Prana Yoga Center in 2015. I completed my Keiser cycling certification in 2017.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Functional Training
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED, 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga, Keiser Cycling Certified Instructor
Fitness Instruction & Exercise Science Certificate from UCSD Extension, BS in Political Science from University of New Hampshire
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Middle-aged, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Hip Pain/Issues, Knee Pain/Issues, Osteoporosis, Postural Issues