I have been a passionate student of yoga & holistic healing since my early teen years when I first started practicing yoga to relieve my scoliosis. Over the years, I have been privileged to study a medley of Hatha, Restorative, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga styles under Brooke Boon, Jonnie Goodmanson, Laurie Greene, Jenn Kretzer, David Romanelli, and Doug Swenson (among many other wonderful teachers) and am a Registered Holy Yoga Instructor (R-HYI 225 hour) and Registered Kids' Holy Yoga Instructor (R-KHYI). I also hold specialty certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Chair/Senior Yoga, Yogalates (a combination of yoga & mat pilates), Pre/Post-Natal Yoga, and am a Certified HY-Touch Therapist (includes Thai Yoga Massage Therapy techniques), a Certified Reiki Master (of the Usui lineage), and a member of IAYT (International Assoc. of Yoga Therapists). I am currently studying for my 500 hour Master Instructor certification. My intuitive sense of health and healing are strongly supported by my scientific background. I hold a BS in Biology, worked on my PhD at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine, have had research articles in the field of Immuno-Endocrinology published in scientific journals, and have studied Ayurvedic medicine. I firmly believe in yoga as a powerful tool for healing and wholeness.