I took my first Yoga class in my mid forties and so began a process of transforming and remodeling of my body that still seems miraculous to me. Although I was always athletic and an avid runner, I still had postural and muscular imbalances that resulted in frequent back spasms, falls and even knee pain
In 2005 I began to study yoga formally, exploring traditions from alignment based yoga in the Iyengar tradition to vinyasa flow and yin. I also participated in the vitally important Teaching Yoga to Seniors training at Duke Integrative medicine in Durham in 2012. Finally it was the brilliance of one teacher: Doug Keller, that brought me to the study of Yoga as therapy.
Through the Duke program I’d been exposed to the therapeutic powerhouse that is Viniyoga. In 2014 I completed the Essential Low Back Teacher Training with Robin Rothenberg of Fall City, Washington (https://essentialyogatherapy.com). I continued on to the ground breaking and scientifically based Essential Yoga Therapy program. Three years and numerous trips later, I became an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist.
While my focus has turned towards therapeutic applications of yoga, what’s stayed the same is my fascination with the possibilities of yoga to change, to remake and to heal.
I love teaching all ages, particularly seniors and enjoy the challenge of individualizing my approach to each client I work with.
I can say I have learned as much from my students as they have from me .
As a scientific system of self- investigation and a journey about reducing suffering, in ourselves as well as in others, Yoga is about hope and possibility at any age.
I think that’s good news