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 allow me to cultivate a present-moment awareness that provide an ongoing support to my healing. I completed a 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training at Laughing Lotus in NYC as well as trauma-informed yoga training with Hala Khouri. I 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 sits with/for the QTPOC community in New York City.
I am a qualified teacher of the 8-week MBSR program through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Brown University’s Mindfulness Center.
During 2019-2021 I am participating in Spirit Rock‘s Community Dharma Leader training, a Theravada-based training program intended to develop community leaders in supporting and sharing the dharma. I’m grateful to be able to participate in this work.