I moved to Connecticut in 1996 with my husband and we have 3 teenage sons. When I began practicing yoga,
I instantly fell in love with the relaxation and meditation at the end of each yoga class and decided to 
pursue further education in the field that would complement my Psychology background. I teach at several locations locally including M3Yoga in Westport and the Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Center in Southport teaching Relax into Meditation Classes to cancer survivors and their caregivers. In addition to my regular practice of mediation and yoga, I have completed over 300 hours of professional training in meditation, mindfulness &  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  I am finishing up my yoga teacher 200 hour certification at Kaia Yoga in Westport, CT while also studying MBSR at UMASS Medical School, learning about  the psychology of stress and tools for coping that include mindfulness, meditation and yoga.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity to help guide people on their path to serenity and wellness in mind, body and spirit. 

Mission Statement: 

"To empower people with tools drawn from mindfulness practices, meditation, relaxation and yoga that will enable them to more skillfully cope with stress, physical or emotional pain, illness, or to simply tap into an inner stillness and recharge their battery as they break the cycle of habitual living and find respite from the demands and stimulation of everyday life." 

 

Education and Training:

*BA in Psychology from Holy Cross College in Massachusetts

*MA in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in California

*Restorative Yoga Meditation Teacher training program with Jillian Pransky of Yoga Works of NYC (Level I, 2011)

*Meditation Teacher Training workshop with Dr. Susan Taylor, founder, Center for Meditation Science in PA (2011)

*OM Yoga Meditation Teacher Training Program Levels 1 & 2 (2012)                                                                                  

*(MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Practicum Training created by Jon Kabat-Zinn of UMASS Medical School (Spring 2013) 

*Kaia Yoga 200 hour teacher training (Fall 2013)