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Experience and Journey



 I set off on a mission 22 years ago to learn everything I could about health and wellness


  •  BA Magna Cum Laude and Honors in Fine Arts and English Literature from the University of Oregon


Whom I’ve trained with:

  • Forrest Yoga 

  • Anusara yoga with John Friend and Ross Rayburn

  • Kundalini yoga with Yoga West and Ra Ma Institute

  • Mindfulness Meditation with Jack Kornfield

  • Restorative yoga teacher training and assisting Judith Laster, author of Restore and Renew

  • Pilates Mat and Equipment with Marie-Jose Blom Lawrence and Long Beach Dance Conditioning and Stott. 

  • Kirtan with Govindas

  • Pre and Post Natal Pilates with Fusion Pilates

  • Yoga Nidra with Yoga Academy of North America

  • Somatic Experiencing (General SE and Touch Work) with Kathy Kain and SETI

  • Soul Motion with Michael Skelton

  • Qi-Gong with Teja Bell


  • As seen featured in USA Today, BBC News, and the podcast The Marriage Show

  • Performed Hip Hop and Salsa with dance companies in Oregon and Santa Monica



Work & Teachings:

  • Associate Faculty Professor at Santa Monica College guiding students in yoga, Pilates, and other yoga sciences for 17 years 

  • Led retreats and workshops for women all over California

  • Mentored many students to become a yoga and Pilates teachers

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