Teaching on and off the mat! Techniques and treatments to increase your movement potential
A teacher with a dynamic presence in front of a group. Passionate about sharing techniques and therapies to improve ones sense of well being, increased movement potential and relieve stress. Looking forward to expanding these teaching opportunities with you!
Professional Liability Medical Malpractice Insurance Underwriter- Educator, Farmers Insurance 1983-1991: Instructed physicians and nursing staff in correct charting protocol; liaison between hospitals, brokers and insurance company management. Required to understand and properly communicate current medical terminology.
Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist, Various Yoga studios (some aforementioned), public schools, as well as own studio, 1982- current. Teaching groups large, small and individuals.
Instructor and manager, Racquetball World Fullerton, 1989-2003- managed program of 121 classes per week and a staff of 20 instructors in addition to teaching classes. Introduced Yoga to this company in 1990.
Instructor, Presenter and Program Development- Arthritis Foundation, So. Cal Chapter, 1991-2006- lead Arthritis Therapy classes in community centers and presented programs for new instructors- "Train the Trainer". Involved in the evolution of the Twinges in the Hinges Program as well as leading workshops in People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE).
Instructor, Rancho Santiago College, 1991-2004; Led group Movement Therapy, Yoga Therapy, and Meditation. Classes college campus, in community centers, and in rehabilitation centers.
Instructor, Trainer, Manager, 24 Hour Fitness, 1991-2007; group classes, private sessions and continuing education training for staff. Established first Yoga program for this company in 1993
Instructor, The Metta Center- Thai Yoga Therapy 2002-present- teaching Thai Medical Theory and Thai Bodywork- groups and private instruction available.
Instructor, Structural Yoga Therapy, 2004-present, teaching group, private lessons and online instruction
Instructor, McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release- 2019- current. Available to teach one day courses at your location and online instruction.
Side hustle: Social Media Manager for the Meridian School District 505- 2016-present
LMT Washington State 61028887
Project Homeless Connect- Healing Clinic Coordinator and Practitioner, July 2012-present- annual event offering complimentary treatments to home challenged individuals in Bellingham, WA. Satellite offerings held periodically throughout the year. Responsible for locating and training the therapists who provide services on these days.
Education and Skills
BA, Dance and Biology (minor in Equestrian Science), Stephens College 1982
MS- Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology, California State University Fullerton, 1996
Designation in Thai Yoga Therapy, Saul David Raye 2000 (over 100 hours)
Advanced Designation Thai Yoga Therapy, Saul David Raye 2002 (500 hours)
Ritam Healing Arts 2002-2009- Assistant Thai Massage Instructor
Advanced Certificate in Thai Massage, Thai Institute 2007 (120 hours)
Thai Massage Specialist and Thai Medical Theory, Naga Center 2017 (350 hours)
International Thai Gathering- 2007, 2019, 2020
Ongoing study of Traditional Thai Massage
SYTAR (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research) attendee 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Structural Yoga Therapy, Mukunda Stiles 2004-2008 (1000 hours)
Sadhana Chi with Doug Swenson- 2005
Ongoing study with Chinnamasta Stiles- 2015-present
C-IAYT (Certified International Association of Yoga Therapy) 2017-present
Deeper into the Human Form
Integral Anatomy with Gil Hedley- 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 (Human dissection one and 3 week courses- assistant 2015)
Bowen Therapy- levels 1-10, Seattle Institute of Structural Therapy- Kelly Clancy 2015
McLoughlin Scar Tissue Technique- 2018, International Instructor team 2019-present
Northwest Academy of Healing Arts- 2019 LMT program
Self directed at attending ongoing continuing education courses annually- with deep interest in the realm of human anatomy and physiology as pertains to movement and pain reduction/coping.