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.
After 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 with the intention of teaching the formal University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness MBSR curriculum. 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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