I feel truly fortunate to be able to say "I love my job!". Over the years I have been trained by the best in the business and have gained a knowledge-base that allows me to help people with various injuries, some more serious than others. I have experience doing yoga and Pilates with people who have low back and neck pain, shoulder injuries, sciatica, paralysis, hip and knee replacements, pre and postpartum, Parkinsons, depression and Fibromyalgia. I've helped my Nutritional Therapy clients who struggle with digestive disorders of all sorts, diabetes, weight loss, adrenal fatigue, autoimmune diseases and mental illness. Some of my clients just want to get in rocking-good-shape. I can do that too!
I first started doing yoga with my mom at five-years-old. I can still remember laying on the floor of our living room in savasana imagining I was a popsicle melting on a hot sidewalk. I started teaching yoga in 2002. Since then I've studied many different forms of yoga: Iyengar, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Anusara and restorative. I've trained with YogaFit, Sarahjoy Marsh and with The White Lotus Foundation, which was the first yoga studio opened in L.A. by yoga gurus Ganga White and Tracey Rich.
I began teaching Pilates in 2003. I did my initial training with Power-House Pilates and then became fully certified with STOTT PILATES. I am trained in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. In 2012, I became an Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES, and I regularly teach certification courses for Pilates-instructors-to-be at Pacific Northwest Pilates.
I am a certified Nutritional Therapist through The Nutritional Therapy Alliance. I specialize in helping people with digestive issues, allergies and weight loss. I've struggled with my own digestive and health issues, and I have a keen awareness for how much these issues can impact every area of a person's life. My first client when I became a Nutritional Therapist was me. I'm continually amazed at how much better I feel now - and how much my life has opened up - since I got serious about my health and nutrition. It's such a pleasure for me to watch my clients go through the same transformation. Most people think they will be eating celery and cabbage for the rest of their lives. Delicious meals shared with the people we love is one of life's greatest treasures. I love teaching people easy ways completely revamp their diet and their lifestyle without sacrificing taste or convenience.