Like so many, I began my yoga journey in the gym, focused solely on what yoga could do for my body. That was in 2000. Even though I only practiced sporadically, the affect of my yoga practice was undeniable. Not only was my body becoming stronger and more flexible, but emotionally I could feel my anxiety begin to wane. In 2014, while walking in my neighborhood, I noticed a new yoga studio. I decided to try their newcomer special. I was fascinated by the fuller instruction offered there and quickly became hooked. I began practicing a consistent 4-5 times a week.
On my mat, something was happening. I was learning compassion, strength, balance, and rest. As the benefits of yoga continued to enrich my life, I decided to deepen my practice by enrolling in a 200 Hour Registered Teacher Training through YogaWorks. I completed my training under the instruction of nationally recognized yogi Natasha Rizopoulos in March 2015.
My yoga has become a natural extension of my professional psychotherapy practice. Upon receiving my yoga teacher certification, I began teaching yoga with the Hands to Heart Center to children with disabilities, the Rape Crisis Center, and to adults living with HIV and recovering from substance use and trauma. I also began offering private instruction and teaching at Boston Sports Club.
I see yoga as a lifelong practice and I continue my personal journey through practice and continuing education. I am completing the 500-Hour Registered Teacher Training Certification recognized by Yoga Alliance. I am certified in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and have gained extensive training in Pranayama (yoga breathwork). Considering the comfort and calming affects of yoga, it comes as no surprise that I incorporate yoga in my psychotherapy sessions with those who are interested in participating.
I believe that yoga can be transformational. It offers you a place to truly see yourself and find acceptance and peace within.
ONGOING OPEN CLASSES
Instruction is dynamic and thoughtful and can be enjoyed by both beginners and more experience practitioners.
Boston Sports Club
540 Gallivan Boulevard
Dorchester, MA 02124
Individual class cost on BSC website
All levels welcome
Licensed Psychotherapist, LICSW
Certified Yoga Instructor RYT-200
Individual guidance in the journey to discover your own yoga practice.
Private yoga sessions include:
Strength and Flexibility Goal Setting
Individualized Yoga Sequences and Poses
Asanas for specific physical or health concerns
A meditation practice
1 Hour Session: $75
1.5 Hour Session: $100
No yoga experience required