yoga & meditation:
I practiced yoga and meditation inconsistently for decades before a spine injury offered me, through physical pain and limited mobility, an opportunity to practice more deeply.
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 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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