yoga & meditation:
I practiced yoga and meditation inconsistently for decades before a spine injury pushed me, through physical pain and limited mobility, into deepening my practice.
Meditation and mindfulness allowed me to cultivate a present-moment awareness that supported my healing. When I recovered my mobility, I dedicated myself to my practice, acknowledging it as a crucial part of my life. I completed the 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training at Laughing Lotus in NYC as well as a trauma-informed yoga training with Hala Khouri. I now teach small classes and offer private instruction in NYC.
Since completing a year-long meditation teacher training program at the Interdependence Project in 2017, I have led groups in meditation and offered classes and half-day retreats in a variety of settings. I am one of the co-facilitators for the NYC POC Healing Circle, offering monthly sits with/for the QTPOC community in New York City.
I began the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teaching pathway in 2014, completing my first MBSR course with Jon Aaron and completed the MBSR Fundamentals training course in 2018. After a great deal of independent study on resilience and compassion that grew out of my meditation practice, I also studied Mindful Self-Compassion with Steve Hickman and Michele Becker.
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