For the last ten years, I have been teaching Yoga to People with Cancer and Chronic Illness in the health care setting--outpatient and inpatient--in NYC and Nashville Tennessee. I currently teach in Yoga research at Vanderbilt University with Dr. Stephanie Sohl, teach private clients and at St. Mary's-Sewanee, HCA, Half Moon Yoga in Franklin and the Delmas Long Community Center in Goodlettsville. My passion is educating and teaching students with cancer and chronic illness and supporting them during every stage of illness--from diagnosis to recovery or through the dying process. My motto is "Wherever you are, Yoga is there for you." My approach is through meeting people where they are and adapting all the limbs of Yoga to best meet their needs. I am grateful to my teachers and mentors: Jnani Chapman, Cheri Clampett, Integral Yoga and the teachings of Swami Satchidananda, Sivakami Sumar, Jivamukti Yoga, Dianna Miller and Dr. Lawrence LeShan. I also am influenced by the work of Dr. Dean Ornish, Michael Lerner, Rachel Naomi Remen and Nora Vimala Pozzi. That's the short list!! My other passion is in educating other teachers and mentoring them. It is so hopeful to see the passion of these teachers in their communities. The YCat training program is, to me, the most comprehensive and profound training I have taken and I am honored to teach for this program.
Integral Yoga Instructor Yoga for the Special Child Level 1 and 2 YCat: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness: Graduate of program, Senior Faculty and Administrator for Teacher Training programs and retreats, Mentor and liaison with other teachers