I sought out yoga in 2001, hoping that yoga would help with my chronic migraines. I started at home with VHS tapes; it was several years before I took live classes, first enrolling in a community education series and eventually attending local yoga studios. My personal practice continues to include media in addition to studio classes (see what I recommend).
In October 2015, I graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification with Aimée Senise Connors, who was originally certified in Anusara Yoga. I have come to enjoy a wide variety of yoga styles and to appreciate multiple yoga traditions. I describe my own teaching as mindful yoga, emphasizing the mind-body connection and customizing the practice to each individual
Off the mat, I engage in a variety of other fitness activities at home, such as strength training, kickboxing, and kettlebells; in warmer months, I love being active outdoors.
I view yoga as a practice both on and off the mat.
Credentials & Certifications
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD)
Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance RYT-200)
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (October 2015)
Restorative Yoga (Spring 2016)
Yoga for All (Summer 2019)
Yin Yoga & Anatomy (Summer 2020)
Yoga for Healthy Aging (October 2021)
Completed: Yoga Ed. Professional Institutes 1 & 2
During my years of practicing yoga, I have been privileged to take workshops with some incredible teachers who have visited the Rochester area, including Ellen Saltonstall, Leslie Kaminoff, Ravi Singh and Ana Brett, Desiree Rumbaugh, Deb Neubauer, Barrie Risman, and Jennifer Kreatsoulas.