• Yoga and the Healing Sciences, Loyola Marymount University


  • Yoga and the Healing Sciences (200 RYT), Loyola Marymount University
  • AFPA Yoga Fitness Level I and II
  • YogaFit Yoga Lean (Weight Management)
  • YogaFit Warriors (PTSD/TBI)
  • YogaFit for Mood Balancing (Depression/Anxiety)
  • YogaFit Teacher Training Level 3
  • Ashtanga Primary Series
  • CorePower Yoga Hot Power Flow Certified
  • SCW Personal Trainer
  • SCW Small Group Trainer
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

Start date with RecSports

Fall 2014

Fitness Philosophy 

Physical fitness is not a sprint. It’s not a fad diet. It’s not a 30 day challenge. It must be a lifestyle, a practice, a routine, a habit.

Fitness interests & other hobbies

  • Reading
  • Ukulele
  • Running
  • Weight training
  • Bicycle commuting
  • Hiking
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Writing

Why my class?

You can expect a class with me to be a holistic – addressing your whole being: your mind, your heart, your lungs, your muscles, your joints, your feet, your hips, and your shoulders et al. Over the course of the semester, we’ll work on developing good seated and standing posture, better balance, stronger arms, shoulders, spine, core, and legs. You’ll also become more flexible as we’ll spend a good deal of time stretching key muscle groups. My goal is that you’ll find the time spent with me on your mat to be not only valuable to enough to give it another try, but rather something you look forward to throughout the week.

How do you motivate participants?

By its very nature, yoga is accessible; so this means anyone can find a place to work freely within a safe range. My goal in class is for you to push yourself safely when appropriate – and relax completely when appropriate. One of the key differences of a group yoga class as compared to an at-home private practice is that with my verbal cues and appropriate pose sequencing, you may find a strength you thought extinct or nonexistent by staying just another breath more in a strenuous balance or strengthening pose. You may find a safer or more comfortable way to stretch. And I hope, you’ll always find our class to be a place where you can deeply relax.

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