I was born and raised in Long Island, NY. I have been practicing yoga for over a decade, however, yoga became a permanent part of my lifestyle in 2009. I am a NY State certified social studies teacher and a coach, in addition to a certified Vinyasa 500 RYT, Hot Yoga, SUP Yoga and YogaEd. Instructor. I am also certified with the Academy of Surfing Instructors in Stand Up Paddleboard Level I and II and Water Rescue. I have been teaching world religions and philosophies, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, to Global Studies students for over 10 years. I am excited to be working in the energetic field of yoga where I can merge my love of history and culture with my love of yoga and wellness. I graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Political Science. I earned my Master’s Degree in Secondary History Education from Dowling College. In 2011, I graduated from Always-At-Aum Yoga School. I earned my SUP Yoga certification from Paddle Diva in 2014.