As a dancer, yogi, and minister, I have a unique understanding of the connections between mind, body, and soul. My classes are Vinyasa Flow, with sequences that feel like a powerful yet graceful dance. Each class has an anatomical and (secular) spiritual theme, focusing on connecting movement with breath. I believe how we do yoga is how we do life; I encourage students to consider how we move through fear, release tension, and cultivate self-love on the mat can transform how we do the same in our daily lives.

TRAINING
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M.F.A. Dance, Creative Practice
Saint Mary’s College of California, 2016

200 Vinyasa Teacher Training with Reflections Yoga Studio (Paula Tursi)
Costa Rica, 2017

Kidding Around Yoga
Costa Rica, 2017

Prison Yoga Project
Berkeley, 2017

Zumba
San Francisco, 2015

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ATMA Yoga in Orinda, CA
Vinyasa Flow, Kids Yoga, regular sub for Hatha, Power, and Restorative

Doux Yoga in Crockett, CA
Vinyasa Flow, Intro to Yoga

Pilgrim Firs Conference Center
Vinyasa Flow (all levels) and meditation for high school students and adult leaders.

Saint Mary’s College of California
Lecture Courses: Dance Science (anatomy)
Movement Courses: Ballet, Zumba, and Contemporary/Modern
Choreographer for Faculty Concert

American College Dance Association, PNW
Guest Instructor for Advanced Modern Dance

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Orinda Community Church
Minister for Youth, Families, & Community Life

Saint Mary’s College of California
-Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Performing Arts Department and the Theology and Religious Studies Department
-Resident Director, 2015-2016
-Resident Advisor, 2012-2014
-Fitness Coordinator, 2011-2013

MetroParks Tacoma
Dance Instructor (ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop), 2007-2010, 2014