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    • Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching CertificationThe Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (Univ. of Arizona) / 2021

    • Certified Personal & Executive Coaching CertificationThe CAPP Institute (Coaching & Positive Psychology) /  2020

    • Personal Development Coaching Certification  / The CAPP Institute (Coaching & Positive Psychology) / 2020

    • Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary ScienceUniversity of Pennsylvania / 2020

    • Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions / University of Pennsylvania / 2020

    • Professional Herbalism: Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western Herbalism / Portland Community College / 2018

    • Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant 300 hour Certification Vedic Studies, Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra, & Meditation, The American Institute of Vedic Studies / July 2015 


    • Foundations of Sound Healing: 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification  with The Soul of Yoga / Fall 2019

    • Yoga of the Voice: Sacred Sound & Voice Training with Silvia Nakkach & Vox Mundi Project / 3.5 years completed Sept. 2019

    • Human Tuning: The Science of Sound Healing and Tuning Forks Training with Dr John Beaulieu / October 2018

    • Biofield Tuning Foundations Training with Eileen Day McKusick / Spring  2016


    • Offered Group & Individual Yoga Instruction 2001-2018

    • Restorative / Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Prana Yoga Center, La Jolla, California / 2011

    • 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training / Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, California / 2008

    • Pranayama Training / Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ananda Ashram, Monroe, New York. July 2006

    • Ashtanga Yoga Instruction with Pathabi Jois,  Mysore, India 2000  

    • Dance & Movement Training Capoeira, Flamenco, West African Dance, Kathak, Odissi, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, 5 Rhythms Movement Practice. 


    • Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork professional working in private practice, health & wellness centers, and spa environments from 2001-2022

    • Over 1000 hours of formal training in various Therapeutic Bodywork & Massage Modalities Zen Shiatsu, Qi Gong Healing Techniques, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Polarity Therapy, Hot Stone Technique, Balinese Massage, Chakra Balancing, Deep Tissue Techniques, Prenatal Massage


    • A seated meditation practice has been an essential tool for helping me to navigate skillfully through my day to day life.  I was initiated in the technique of Transcendental Meditation in 1996, eventually exploring other meditation techniques and traditions. I have spent time on retreat in several meditation centers over the years:  Plum Village Practice Center 2000  (Lineage of Thich Nhat Hahn - France), Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center  2003 & 2008  (Lineage of Suzuki Roshi - Mill Valley, CA), Ithaca Zen Center  2005 (Lineage of Joshu Sasaki Roshi - Ithaca, NY), Dhamma Mahavana  2005 (Vipassana Meditation lineage of  S. N. Goenka - Northfork, CA), Phool Chatti Ashram  2006 (Center for Yoga & Meditation - Rishikesh, India), Dhamma Dena Vipassana Center 2012 (Vipassana Meditation lineage S. N. Goenka) - Joshua Tree, CA


    • Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from The University of Colorado / May 2000.  Main focus was indigenous cultures past and present: shamanism, spiritual practices, cosmology, & healing practices

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