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.

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


Yoga Certification Programs

Other Yoga Trainings

Completed: Yoga Ed. Professional Institutes 1 & 2 with Joan Nichols

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.

Experience & Education

Yoga Studio Experience

Yoga 170
Fairport NY
October 2020  - present

Eternal Bliss Yoga Center
Henrietta NY
January 2016  - March 2020


B.A., Bucknell University

Ph.D., Hahnemann University