Before becoming a yoga teacher, I spent many years as an academic educator. I began taking yoga classes in 1985 and completed my first yoga teacher training and certification from Dr. Loretta Armer's Namaste Yoga Teacher Training Center, 1999-2000. In 2004, I trained at and was certified by the Kripalu Yoga Center (2004) and became a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher. In August 2007, I studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater and became a certified Relax and Renew™ teacher. I completed a 500-hour teaching certification with Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute in 2012.