You don’t have to be a yogi or in great shape to benefit from working with me… all you need is a body and a mind! The work I do is intended to help you become less stiff and awkward and more easeful and efficient in how you move through your life. I want you to feel magnificent.
I was an early adopter of yoga therapy, which is designed to be responsive to individual needs. As an experienced yoga teacher and therapist, I have the tools to help the many different clients who come to my door. (And if you can’t come to my door, we can do a remote session!)
I started my career as a professional dancer and became a master dance teacher. I was curious about all that the body could do, and my intensive study of dance, Pilates, and Alexander Technique put me in tune with myself and gave me confidence in a whole new way. When I took my first yoga class, I loved that it had a universal quality, and I saw that yoga could quite literally benefit every body.
Since 1989, I’ve been teaching yoga and doing personal training in offices, homes, and yoga studios. From 2000-2005, I was the director of Teacher Training at OM Yoga in New York. I’ve worked with clients managing challenges including mobility issues, chronic illness or pain, anxiety, and recovery from surgery.
These days I offer yoga and yoga therapy at universities, corporations, and a women’s mental health group, as well as in my own studio in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn. I also direct Beyond Brilliant, a selective team of yoga teachers who work with clients one-on-one and in the workplace.
I believe yoga and other body-mind practices are powerful for people of any body type, age, or ability, from beginners to those who are already steeped in their own practice. Reach out to me if you’d like to learn more about working together.
P.S. That really is my last name. I didn’t make it up.
* Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), International Association of Yoga Therapists
* Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Integrative Yoga Therapy
* Yoga for Cancer (y4c), OM yoga Women Cancer Survivors
* E-RYT 500 & YACEP, Yoga Alliance
* Gold Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, American Council on Exercise
* Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise
Training Yoga Teaching Yoga Study
March 2005, November 2016
Ongoing since 1998
September 2006 – 2017
May-July 2012, Special Teacher Training Workshops
February 2002, March 2003, February 2004, March 2005, April 2006
February 2002, March 2003, February 2004, March 2005, May 2008
September 2000, November 2002, September 2006, January 2009, January 2013, January 2014, January 2015, January 2016, March 2016
January 2002, October 2002, March 2003, February 2006
October 2004, January 2006. JCC Manhattan October 2007
June 1999, February 2000
February 2006, March 2007, November 2007, November 2008
February 2004, August 2004, February 2005, August 2005
December 2003, December 2004, December 2005
September 2003, September 2005
October 2000, August 2005
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