bio

_MG_7426As a yoga professional since 2002, I draw from decades of a personal practice and formal study.  Many years as a student and teacher have exposed me to people of all ages with fluctuating abilities and interests. As a yoga teacher, I strive to blend your needs and interests with my expertise.

Dedicated to the study and practice of yoga, I have been an active student for 27 years and an active teacher since 2003 when first certified to teach Traditional Hatha Yoga by Georg Feuerstein*.  Currently I am completing an advanced therapeutic yoga certification with Gary Kraftsow through the American Viniyoga Institute.

Weekly classes are held at The Yoga Fitness Center and The Learning Center at Red Willow.  Personalized sessions and  therapeutic referrals for all practice levels and interests are available at my office. My private practice specializes in the development of a home practice and a trauma sensitive approach to chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Information and appointments are available through my office, yogamz.com.

Over the years I have taught through The Yoga Fitness Center, The University of Montana, The Learning Center at Red Willow, The Women’s Club, The Missoula Art Museum, and Montana’s chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I am available for workplace workshops and wellness talks.

Certificates and Specialized Trainings

 

Traditional Hatha Yoga*, 700 hrs, Yoga Research and Education Center, Georg Feuerstein, Patricia Walden, Judith Hanson Lasater, John Friend, Thia Ashonoah, Dharmanidhi, Dr. Marc Halpern, Thomas Ashley-Farrand, Wah and Jai Uttal
Freedom Style, Erich Schiffmann
Mindful Resilience for Recovery and Resilience, Veterans Yoga Project, Dan Libby
Restorative Yoga, Judith Hanson-Lasater
Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching and Yoga Therapy,  The American Viniyoga Institute, Gary Kraftsow

Multi-day workshops and in-depth intensives/trainings with:  Susi Aldous Hately, Donna Fahri, Myra Lewin, George Purvis, David Swenson, Angela Farmer, David Garrigues and most extensively with with GaryKraftsow, Judith Hanson Lasater, and Erich Schiffmann.

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