I am honored to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT 95), and Registered Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT 85). I am also a certified Accessible Yoga Ambassador and certified Yoga For All teacher. My yoga journey has brought profound self healing for my health issues and helping manage stress. Yoga has brought great joy to my family, especially my eldest daughter who has Down syndrome and autism, one of my three yogis. I have learned so much and continue to learn so much (I am also enrolled in a 300 RYT Training currently and will graduate in June 2019). Yoga is a significant part of my life journey. I am also a trained Level II Reiki practitioner. I am studying to become a Reiki Master as I love studying and infusing my classes with energy, especially my Yin classes!
I enjoy teaching children (especially children with extra needs), prenatal and postnatal mothers, and everyone else. I offer custom family yoga for folks wanting to do yoga together as a family, with differing needs all can come together. I especially love Yin yoga for joint health and also enjoy teaching chair yoga, full spectrum/8 limb beginner and intermediate classes. I am also available for seminars related to history, special needs, parenting, birthing, and attachment parenting/yoga.
I love teaching in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area. I am also available for solo or group private classes. These can be arranged in the studio, your business, your school or co-op, and/or in your home.
I am also an education consultant, independent research historian, professional advocate (Special Needs and Exceptional), teacher, and writer (my scholarship is a Master’s thesis on Slavery in Fredericksburg). In my pre-mom life, I taught Social Studies and numerous electives at the highly acclaimed Open High School in Richmond, Virginia from 2002-2003, and as a substitute teacher in 2004. I enjoyed working as a graduate teaching assistant while completing my Master's degree in History at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2004-2005. Sharing the learning journey with my own children is the most rewarding (and challenging) journey. Homeschooling styles, educational theory, brain development, genetics, bioethics, and eugenics are all topics of deep research for me.