Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
For as long as I can remember I have loved being active. From Highland Dance to basketball to golf and of course, yoga.
I earned a BSE in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland and was a Physical Education/Health teacher and later Athletic Director at a private school in New Jersey for 5 years. Moving out of academia, I worked for Amtrak for 11 years and finally retired from IBM in 2014.
I have been a practicing yogi since 2005. As retirement loomed and I was deciding what to do next, Red Elephant Yoga decided to offer teacher training right here in Fuquay-Varina and it seemed like a perfect fit. It took 2 years to complete and was closer to 650 hours when our class graduated and I earned my RYT500 certification.
As part of my continuing education, I completed my certification in the patented program “Let your Yoga Dance” at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2014. A 100 hour program emphasizing the use of yoga, music and the chakra energy centers to bring a heart healthy practice to all populations.
I trained in the Vanda Scaravelli/Esther Myers tradition which focuses on the anatomy of yoga and bringing the pose to each and every individual person, not the person to the pose. I have concentrated on working with the senior population and have worked with many individuals with physical limitations. I have learned to adapt yoga to fit the needs of each person, concentrating on balance, building strength to maintain an active lifestyle and providing a safe environment in which to do these things.
What inspires you in your teaching?
I decided to open Breathing Space here in Fuquay-Varina to provide a place in our home town for our unique wellness needs. We were a group of like minded practitioners looking for a home and I was fortunate to find the cute white house on Depot Street and the vision began. I continue to explore what the town is looking for and find ways to make that happen. I also wanted to provide space for wellness practitioners to be able to share their gifts to the public at a reasonable cost.
Which areas of yoga do you cover in your teaching?
For those wanting emphasis on stress reduction or health recovery, I teach a gentle practice that explores the different poses as they work in your individual body.
Have you been encouraged to try yoga to reduces stress, improve flexibility or help with chronic pain and yet find the typical yoga class intimidating? Pilgrim your search is over. My class was designed with you in mind. As a former physical education teacher and RYT 500, I have the training and knowledge to help you find the yoga that works for you.
Join us on Thursday mornings at 10am for as we explore the wisdom of yoga.