I have been a full figured yogi since I first started yoga and bring compassion to each yoga session. Trained by Joanna Cashman with Radiant Health Yoga and combining my 13 years of experience practicing massage therapy, I bring attention to the body’s abilities. Classes are non-judgmental and each student is challenged to their edges. Also I have trained with Anna Guest Jelley to be a certified Curvy Yoga instructor , Nikki Myers to be a certified Y12SR ( 12 step recovery) Yoga Instructor and am Level 200 RHY Yoga Alliance certified. Also research into the methods of body and brain integration with Florence Scott at Oregon Hope and Help Center.
Classes can be held in a studio, treatment center, your home or conference area.
Sound Healing Concerts:
I have learned from one of the best intuitive music teachers, Jay Sicilia and toured with him and Planet Percussion for a few years. Between Jay’s intuitiveness in music that he shared with me plus the intuition of working in healthcare, my gentle percussion intuition has been honed. My singing bowls have helped to calm people who are dealing with depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders. I share my travel set of singing bowls at every yoga class I teach.
I trained with Penny Simkin at the first doula training that she did in Washington State with the PALS organization with Bates Technical Institute. Further training as a childbirth educator and with Annie Kennedy at Evergreen Hospital/Seattle Pacific University as a lactation educator and with Ina Mae Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and the Farm Midwives as a midwife’s assistant. Further coursework includes training with Dr. John Kennell, Dr. Marshall Klaus, Dr. Phylis Klaus and Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears. I also received training as a pre and post partum massage therapist from Carole Osborne Sheets. My focus for birth work as well as private prenatal classes in on whole family bonding and empowerment. Contact me to find out about availability for private sessions and pre/post birth support.
My education for bodywork was granted at Alexander’s School of Natural Theraputics, specializing in full patient body/life integration and therapeutic use of aromatherapy. My coursework for my chemical dependency practice was granted at Tacoma Community College. Additional training in Moral Reconation Therapy ( MRT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CSC), and Motivational Interviewing ( MI). Additional work experience is in hospital settings as a CNA , phlebotomist, palliative support in hospice and oncology.
Presentations and Conferences
In 2014 , I brought together my personal research and professional training to author the books, Building Blocks of Recovery. In the series, I bring together all the aspects of recovery for a full life change. My focus is to help you to have all the tools that can help you to gain new focus and momentum in your recovery. No matter what you are recovering from, Building Blocks of Recovery can be a positive path for you life. My experience in public speaking begins with theater and performing since I was 5 years old . Being comfortable speaking in front of any size crowd, I have been a well loved speaker for events such as The Yogipreneur, How I Bounced Back and 2015 and 2016 CoOccuring Treatment Conference in Yakima Washington.
I am available for book signings or private sessions online or for your small group. Contact me for more information.
Tuesday Restorative Yoga
Enjoy pampering at the end of your day!
4:30 to 5:30 PM at FireFly Yoga/Olympia $15 drop in
Tuesday Night Class
This is a beautiful curvy, body positive community is waiting for you!!! Perfect for beginner's or if life has handed you a new challenge!!
6 to 7:30 PM at Firefly Yoga/Olympia
$15 drop in
Saturday My RealBodyoga
We slow down the Tuesday Night class and take time to learn the poses in a fresh and fun way.
8:30 to 9:30 Firefly Yoga/Lacey
$15 drop in
Schedule a private lesson
Private sessions are available and encouraged if you are nervous about yoga, have had a major life change, or want a special event.
Please note that a singing bowl session is also available to book. Please let me know if you are also interested in adding a sound bath to your event!