My Yoga JourneyI am a yoga teacher RYT® 500.
After I moved to the Bay Area in 2008 I discovered how yoga and meditation helped me to reconnect with my body and to accept and better control my type 1 diabetes and to manage my arthritis pain. With my background as a nurse and my Doula practice, I always been dedicated to helping people on their healing journey. I felt called to study and share the tools of Yoga with others.
Why Integral YogaSwami Satchidananda's Integral Yoga class is a traditional practice and can be a transformative experience.
At once, it soothes the mind and focuses the thoughts; it deeply relaxes and energizes.
A seamless blend of the spiritual and physical practice, each Integral Yoga Hatha class begins with chanting to center the mind and uplift the energy, moves through asana sequences essential for full-body health, and concludes with deep relaxation, breath work, and a brief meditation. For more than half a century, it has been the key to an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and
a useful life.
This is a uniquely designed yoga practice that is not just an ideal form of exercise for pregnant people, but also a great way to calm the mind and connect with your baby. Focusing on breathing, pelvic floor and core strengthening, Prenatal yoga can prevent or relieve common discomfort and prepare for delivery. Online: Tuesdays 5pm Integral Yoga Institute SF
Postpartum YogaEmphasis is often placed on the process of labor and delivery, while little attention is given to the postpartum period — a crucial and powerful time for a woman’s recovery, well-being, and vitality. Integral Postpartum Yoga uses tools from Therapeutic Yoga and include practical exercises and techniques to recovering core strength, rehabilitating and toning pelvic floor and abdomen, which are most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Integral Yoga integrates the mind, body, and spirit and gives the students the tools they need to live a peaceful, easeful and useful live, that directly influences the child's physical and mental state.
Setting aside some time each day for yoga will give you this space to focus more deeply on your pregnancy or parenthood. This especially important if you are working or have a busy life or a demanding family to look after. No matter how busy you are, yoga will help you to cope with your life in a more relaxed and focused way. It has a miraculous way to balance your body and mind, learn how to move your pregnant or postpartum body and make more energy available.
Integral YogaIntegral yoga follows the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, who came to the United States from India in the 1960s. His teachings go beyond the physical practice of yoga postures: He sought to inspire students to find fulfillment in themselves and promote a peaceful existence with others. Today, the Integral Yoga worldwide community includes over 20,000 teachers and therapists who practice within the yoga and healthcare communities to develop programs for both general and special populations like Yoga for Arthritis. Integral Yoga integrates the mind, body, and spirit and gives the students the tools they need to live a peaceful, easeful and useful live. www.integralyogasf.org
- I am Yoga Alliance registered, RYT® 500.
- 200 hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training through Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco with Swami Ramananda,
Swami Divyananda, and Mukunda Morozumi.
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and certification by Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson
through IYI New York.
- Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training and certification by Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson
through IYI New York.
- Yoga for Arthritis at Integral Yoga Institute with Dr. Steffany Moonaz.
- Raja Yoga Teacher Training at Integral Yoga Institute with Swami Ramananda and Swami Divyananda. This is my favorite teaching and I integrate this in every yoga class.
- I am working on Ayurveda Yoga Specialist training with Kathryn Templeton
through Yoga International certification