I was robbed at gunpoint, and a dear friend was injured, leaving me with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Far from home, Peace Corps sent me to talk therapy, which was helpful to some degree.
AFTER TALK THERAPY,
I discovered the most healing through a combination of therapy, supportive relationships, and the ways I was able to re-connect with my body and my breath on my yoga mat.
MY YOGA JOURNEY
By showing up as my full self and practicing the kind of self-compassion and care I offer to participants I’m supporting. I am a facilitator, an advocate, and a parent and I’m here to support you on your journey because I am on one too.
I FACILITATE A YOGA PRACTICE THROUGH
AUTHENTICITY, INCLUSION, AND AGENCY.
After 3 years in the Peace Corps, and back in the states, I decided to deepen my practice by attending a Taoist Yoga teacher training in 2013. My goal was to share the practice with residents I worked with as Program Manager at a residential treatment facility serving youth with emotional and behavior disorders stemming from traumatic experiences.
I began offering yoga classes for youth in our facility but I realized I needed to bring extra care in how I facilitated movement and breath practices for people who have experienced complex trauma. That curiosity led me to studying with David Emerson and Jenn Turner at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment.