A Yoga Instructor Since 2013
I’ve been a student of Yoga since I was 15. As I learned more, I realized I wanted to share what I’ve learned in a way that only I could. As the mom of two young women with Down syndrome, I learned deep lessons about how different people learn differently. For some, such as people with developmental disabilities, simplicity of instruction and patient repetition are essential. For people who have physical limitations, Yoga offers safe, effective ways to build strength and flexibility.
Yoga is empowering for all people. For people whose abilities are different from others, it is especially empowering.
Seeing the Need to Adapt for Each Person
I began my path to becoming a Yoga instructor in 2013. Every new thing I learned strengthened my interest in sharing the benefits of Yoga. Along the way, I have seen examples of how not to teach Yoga. Those lessons are just as important as the teachings I absorbed.
I focus on the fundamental practice of teaching according to the needs of each individual’s mind and body. Adapting and accommodating for each person led me to new levels of understanding, empathy and patience.
Anyone can do Yoga, and I feel everyone should have the opportunity to learn. That’s why I created Blossoming Lotus. It’s a place for people of all abilities.
You are welcome here.
I welcome beginners. I welcome children, adults and seniors. I focus on people of all ages with disabilities, their family members, and those seeking rehabilitation and healing. Combining my extensive knowledge of disabilities and yoga I create a practice of balance and ease.
RYT® 500 means I have successfully completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training and am registered with Yoga Alliance. I’m a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists; the Integral Yoga Teachers Association; and Yoga Alliance.
I’ve had the benefit of more than 1,000 hours of teachings by masters of Yoga. I’m working through the Integral Yoga Therapist Certification, described as “a special path to a career in Yoga Therapy. Our program combines the time-honored heritage of a classical Yoga lineage with practices adapted for contemporary times. Drawing from the roots of classical teachings, our therapists receive a balanced and thorough training exemplifying the essence of Yoga, while providing applicable skills for modern-day implementation.” Learn more about Integral Yoga
My training includes all of the topics below.
- Yoga for the Special Child® (Licensed)
- Stress Management
- Psychology and Mental Health
- Anatomy & Physiology (in progress)
- Restorative Yoga
- Adaptive Yoga
- Therapeutic Yoga
- Gentle and Chair Yoga
- Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy
- Basics of Ayurveda
- Postpartum Yoga
- Raja Yoga
- Integral Yoga® Basic Teacher Training
- Integral Yoga® Intermediate Teacher Training